NAIROBI, Kenya, September 23- Sports Minister professor Hellen Sambili hopes that golf in Kenya can attain the same status as athletics. Sambili said that the games inclusion as an Olympic sport provides an opportunity for golfers to emulate their track counterparts on the Olympic stage.
“We would like to expand the sports that we participate in and golf is one of them. I’m glad to see that the Kenya Golf Union (KGU) has decided to introduce this sport to the grassroots,” said Sambili.
“I know that golf is now part of the Olympic family and I hope that you will put Kenya on the world map,” she added.
Sambili spoke before she handed over the national flag to the national team that will take part in next week’s Africa Amatuer Golf Championship in Egypt.
The team which departs on Sunday is made up of captain Francis Kimani, Collins Omondi, Boniface Simwa and Sullivan Muthugia.
The team held its training camp in Mombasa which mirrors the sea altitude they will be laying at in Cairo.
The biennial event will be held at the Dreamland Golf and Tennis Resort from September 29 to October 2.
South Africa are the defending champions.