After missing the 2017 edition in Zimbabwe, there are strong indications that Nigeria will join 16 other African nations to compete at the 2018 All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Morocco.
Already, 16 countries including defending champion South Africa and host Morocco have been confirmed by the organizers for the seven-day tournament.
Nigeria’s participation was made known to NationSport Monday by the secretary general of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), James Eakyns.
The All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge, which is a week-long tournament, will feature the crème of junior golfers from various countries around the continent competing in the 72-hole championship.
Nigeria’s last outing in the tournament was not impressive as the Aminu Mohammed-captained side posted a total score of 1095 to finish last in the 2016 edition held at the El Kantaoui Golf course, Sousse, Tunisia and the team failed to qualify for the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, held in Japan.
It was South Africa that claimed the title for the 19th time last year in Zimbabwe and they will be aiming to retain the title this year in Morocco.
Other contenders for the title this year are Zimbabwe, Morocco and Tunisia as well as Egypt who among the top five in 2017.