Tanzania make fine start in 14th All-Africa Challenge Trophy

Madina Iddi is doing big things for Tanzania who have made a brillian start in the All-Africa Golf Meet

The Tanzanian Golf squad have made a very fine start in the 14th All- Africa Challenge Trophy.

And that is in the wake of the team having finished second behind the leaders, South Africa in the opening round.

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That was at the event which took place at the Achimota Golf Club in Accra, Ghana on Wednesday this week.

The Tanzanian national team skipper, Madina Iddi spoke with the ‘Daily News’ from Accra during an interview on Friday morning.

That was after the end of the first round in which she stated clearly that the team worked very hard.

It was in their effort to start at second in the field of 17 countries from the continent of Africa.

Each nation actually fields three players in the stroke-play event.

Meanwhile, best two gross scorers count for each of the three days of the 54-hole biannual competition.

Tanzania made aggregate 163 strokes after the first round.

And that was equally enough for them to open up a 13-shot off the pace going for Thursday second round.

Iddi went on to lead by example after contributing 81 strokes with Hawa Wanyeche adding 82 to total 163 team scores.

“Players must improve” – Iddi

Iddi has said that all is well so far for the prestigious biennial championship.

Although, she feels that hot weather and course condition are making it hard for many of them to beat 80’s.

“Course is one of big challenge and that is what you can see from the first round scores.

“And that is the fact that a whole lot of players have played below their standards.

“But we have to deal with all challenges and we are now looking for better results in Friday’s final round.

“However, I know there is room for improvement and we are optimist we can make notable changes,” Tanzania’s captain concluded.

Tanzania is on the other hand on the hunt for a spectacular comeback after missing out the 2016 Tunisia competition.

They last played in Kenya in the year 2014 where the team came third behind champion, South Africa and hosts, Kenya.

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