Youthful Zimbabwe quartet primed for Africa Region 5 Amateur Golf Challenge 


Zimbabwe will be represented by a youthful side at the 2023 edition of the Africa Region 5 Amateur Golf Challenge which tees off on Tuesday at the Lilongwe Golf Club in Malawi.

Sixteen year-old Tanaka Chatora, who is student at Heritage School in Harare is joined in the Zimbabwe team by Panashe Mukumba (24), Tariro November (19) and Michael Wallace (18).

November is also a former pupil at the Heritage School.

Zimbabwe Golf Association vice-president Munodawafa Mutopo is the head of delegation.

The Zimbabwe team will be hoping to put on a good show in the Africa Region 5 Amateur Golf Challenge which will feature team’s from eight nations.

South Africa won the 2022 edition in Angola with Zimbabwe finishing second.

Zimbabwe Golf Association’s president Martin Chikwana, who travelled to Malawi in his capacity as the Africa Golf Confederation’s vice-president south, is hopeful that the youthful Zimbabwean squad will do well at the regional meet.

“This is a tournament for the Africa Golf Confederation in our region. The tournament was supposed to have been hosted by Botswana but they were unable to do so, leaving Malawi to step up and take care of us,” Chikwana said.

“The thinking behind this event is that for you to be better at golf you need to be playing. We afford our players an opportunity for growth and continuity to develop their skills. It’s an important event on the African golf calendar.

“Our Zimbabwean team is very much youthful, a good mixture of a settled junior programme as well as looking into the future. We’re hoping these youngsters will play well and hope they bring home the winners’ medal,” said Chikwana.


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