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Uganda captain Adolf Muhumuza, Uganda Open Champion Ronald Otile, Ronald Bukenya and former junior player Daniel Baguma are on the team that will take on golfers from 12 countries. Happy Robert is also in camp as a reserve player.

Countries expected at the inaugural tournament include Tanzania, Mauritius, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Swaziland, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Rwanda, Botswana, and Namibia.

The Ugandan team will be coached by Amos Kamya while Oscar Semawere is team manager.

The four-day championship will be played over 72 holes, with 18 played every day. The best three gross scores will count for every country while the best aggregate score

The score counting for the competition shall be the aggregate gross score for the team over the four (4) rounds. The trophy shall be awarded to the team with the lowest aggregate score.

In addition to the gross score the team with the best nett score other than the teams in first or second place, will receive the nett winning prize.

An individual competition will also run alongside the Africa team event with the player who returns the lowest aggregate score over the four days winning the stroke-play event.

By Michael Nsubuga, The New Vision

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