Nigeria’s participation in this year’s Amateur Golf World Cup Championship (AGWC) in Spain will not be a jamboree as the Country Partner & organisers are putting finishing touches to the preparations for the qualifiers which goes underway on Saturday July 6, 2019 at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
Speaking to Journalists, the Country Partner, Faridah Wada, whose Company, TW multi-media ltd won the bid for the country, said two players out of over 100 registered amateur golfers would be selected to fly the country’s flag in Spain in September.
The two winners, irrespective of gender must be from two Categories – Category 1 -0-14 & Category 2 -15 – 28.
The winners will be sponsored to the finals with all expenses paid.
Faridah Wada said though Nigeria would be participating in the tournament for the first time, he was optimistic that the players would play to win.
Over 20 countries including USA, Germany, France, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Ivory Coast are taking part in the three-day tournament.
The Organisers are also encouraging those who will not qualify but wish to participate, to come along to Spain to support their Country’s flag bearers while playing in their own three-day guests’ tournament.
Faridah expressed her gratitude to Wells Carlton Hotel & Apartment and Nigerian Local Content Development Board for their support.
She acknowledged that the qualifier was made possible because the Organisations keyed into it.
She however, appealed to other well-meaning organisations to see the potentials of golf as a sport capable of taking Nigeria to greater heights.
Faridah said she looked forward to the day Nigeria would become one of the nations that has keyed into the global multi-billion dollar golf-tourism.