President Museveni today hosted the national amateur golf team at State lodge Nakasero and rewarded each player Shs3m each as a token for making Uganda proud after winning both the East African Challenge and the Zone V1 Africa Championship.

Uganda, the surprise winners clinched the annual championships in style last week, winning six games in the last singles action round to edge record champions South Africa by a point to clinch their maiden title.

The Ugandans become the third country to win Africa’s premier golfing event behind South Africa and Kenya who won in 2010.

Team Uganda captain Adolf Muhumuza opened the way for the Ugandan team after dispatching Kenyan Nelson Simwa (3&2)-3up in the first match of the day before Happy Robert and Ronnie Bukenya won their games against Swaziland and Botswana opponents.

Henry Lujja and Lawrence Muhenda won their games against Malawi’s Charles Kambalame (5&4) and Zambia’s Simfukwe (1UP) respectively before Martin Ochaya sealed the deal against Namibia’s Gabriel Shikodi (5&3)-5up.

Museveni who was keen of the team wrote them a letter before the Africa Zone V1 tournament encouraging them to perform better.