Tanzania defeated six other nations to win the trophy in the five-day golf competition, which has taken place at the Kigali Golf Resort and Villas since October 29. Kenya came in second, Uganda made up the top three, and Zambia came in fourth.
Tanzania won overall, with four players from the top four teams taking home individual medals. Tanzanian player Victoria Elias expressed her satisfaction with her ability to contribute to her team’s victory in winning the championship on her first try as a member.
“I feel very elated and this trophy means so much to me,” Elias told Times Sport in an interview. “It is my first time in the national team and everything went well. Rwanda has a very good golf course and we proved ourselves.”
In addition, Ashley Awuor of Kenya won other individual honors. She was awarded the event’s player of the year, while 14-year-old Bianca Ngecu of Kenya took home the title of youngest player of the tournament. The fan favorite award went to Mauritius’s seasoned Francine Delloye.
During the award ceremony, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, the Minister of Sports, thanked the winners and emphasized the advantages of the golf competition. She felt that it provides a platform for women in the sport to be elevated and empowered.
“This tournament has been a celebration of women’s empowerment. Golf is a sport that people of all ages can play and it entails discipline, sportsmanship, and teamwork. It also helps women to develop their leadership skills and confidence,” Munyangaju indicated
“This tournament has been a success on many fronts. It has been a success in terms of showcasing the talent and skills of women golfers. It has also been an avenue for sports tourism and, most importantly, it strengthens the bond between our countries.”
“I am proud of the progress we have made in promoting women’s golf in Rwanda. I am sure that the EAC AACT tournament will continue to inspire and motivate women golfers throughout our region,” she added
Mauritius is scheduled to host the EACAACT women’s golf competition in 2025.