18.02.2002 Golf

Africa Ladies golf championship in Cote D'Ivoire

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The All Africa Ladies Challenge Golf Championship tees off at the Ivoire Golf Course in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, from Friday, 2 - 4 May 2002.

Mrs Elizabeth Ezan, Vice President of the Ghana Ladies Golf Union who announced this in Accra on Monday, said 15 countries are taking part in the three-day event, which is being sponsored by St. Andrew Golf Club of Scotland, the World's golf governing body.

She named some of the countries taking part as Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Togo, Cote D'Ivoire, Uganda, Benin, Senegal and Ghana. Mona Captan, Rose Khalil both of Achimota Golf Club and Valentine Manteaw of the Tema Country Golf Club are representing Ghana in the tournament, which is aimed at promoting Ladies golf and to foster friendship among the participating countries.

Twenty Ladies and 20 men participants would play in the supporting bout, which include delegates from the United Kingdom. Mrs Ezan said the Ghanaian team would strive to make the nation proud. Ghana would host the next edition in 2004.

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