Lega up for Mokaba Challenge

Matome Lebea

Matome Lebea

Pat "Fingers" Moyaha, publicist of Limpopo Eagles Golf Association (Lega), says their aim is to maintain the high standard in the yearly Peter Mokaba Memorial Golf Challenge.

Lega will host the sixth edition of the popular event at the Polokwane Golf Course on the long weekend in June.

Moyaha said the tentative date for the tournament was June 15.

The provincial governing body will also stage the youth event at Mankweng, east of the Limpopo capital, on June 14.

Mankweng was the hometown of the late ANC Youth League leader who died on June 9 2002.

The Mokaba event has grown in leaps and bounds and has is expected to attract golfers from around South Africa and neighbouring countries in throngs again this year, with a horde of local black golfers ready to tee off.

It is among the most popular golf tournaments in the country.

Moyaha said they expected golfers from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe to grace the greens of the Polokwane Golf Course on the day.

"We are busy keeping our golfers in the right mental frame for the tournament," Moyaha said.

"I don't have any doubt in my mind that we will win this tourney because we will have home advantage.

"The Peter Mokaba Challenge also has a significant role to play in golf development in the province as it also includes the youth championships.

"Our female golfers also benefit from it," he said.

Lega is trying to keep their players fit for the tournament through their league matches that they stage on a fortnightly basis.

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