Palm Hills Golf Course in Cairo, Egypt; credit GolfRSA.

12 March 2020 – The 2020 All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship, scheduled to take place at the Palm Hills Golf Course in Egypt in two weeks, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The decision to postpone the event was made by the African Golf Confederation (AGC) in consultation with Egyptian Golf Federation and is fully supported by the South African Golf Association and GolfRSA.

South African Golf Association President and AGC Vice-President Naadir Agherdien said:

“Following the latest public health travel restrictions announced by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) for South African athletes and similar regulations issued by other African nations, we determined that postponing the All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship is best solution in difficult global circumstances at present.

“We understand and appreciate the travel regulations, which has had a significant impact on a number of nations who will otherwise have travelled to Egypt. We hope to re-schedule the championship in September or November this year.

“We will continue to take advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and SASCOC and monitor the situation in relation to other scheduled international events.”

Womens Golf South Africa President Sally Greasley commented:

“It is regrettable that circumstances have forced the AGC and the Egyptian Golf Federation to postpone the All Africa Junior Golf Challenge this March, however Womens Golf South Africa complete supports the decision.

“We agree that it is absolutely the right decision as the health and well-being of our players is of the utmost importance.  We very much hope the AGC and the Egyptian Golf Federation will be able to reschedule this important Championship later in the year.”

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Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA.