Rising star and Rwanda’s fifth player to turn Pro, Jules Dusabe, has confirmed his participation in this year’s Tusker Malt Uganda Open and he will be leading the team from Rwanda.
Jules Dusabe who turned Pro this year, is no stranger to Ugandan soil with his most recent participation being in the Mbarara Golf Open earlier this year.
The 30 year old Dusabe, has won seven Rwanda Open Nett titles – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, two Burundi Open gross titles (2007 and 2011), two Rwanda Open (2012 and 2015) and the 2008 Captain and President’s Cup titles in Rwanda.
Dusabe will be accompanied by players such as; Ndayisenga Erneste and Munyaneza Olivier who are some of the top players in Rwanda. Ndayisenga Erneste for example, is ranked number three nationally in Rwanda. Coming to the Open, Rwanda’s representatives will be seeking to have a better performance this year as both their representatives missed the cut on day two of last year’s tournament.
Although the Rwanda squad boasts of seasoned winners and hard players, there will be fierce competition from the Ugandans, who will be looking to retain the trophy on home grounds. It must be remembered that the defending champion of the Pros tournament of the Tusker Malt Uganda Open is the phenomenon Ronald Otile who won it last year at first attempt.
But, Ronald Otile will not be taking part in this year’s Pros tournament, there will be plenty of talent from the Ugandan side in; Deo Akope.
The preparations for the Tusker Malt Uganda Open pros tournament are almost finalized with an expected attendance of 83.
This year, Tusker Malt Lager has staked out a prize award of UGX 110 million shillings for the professionals.
Title sponsors, Tusker Malt Lager injected into this year’s tournament, UGX 500 million shillings, whereby UGX 230 million shillings was cash.
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