Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Barclays Bank unveils amateur golf series sponsorship

By Fred Maingi
 Leading financial services provider Barclays Bank of Kenya has launched a golf series dubbed Barclays Golf Circuit that is  aimed at supporting the development of the game .The event is a dress rehearsal ahead of the 2013 Barclays Kenya Open.
The Golf Circuit will kick off on November  3rd 2012.The glamour event will comprise of 13 rounds featuring 25 golf clubs countrywide. Over 2,400 golfers are expected to participate in the series which is  open to junior golfers with official Congu handicaps.
    Speaking at the launch event held at the Royal Golf Club in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon, Barclays Acting Head of Consumer Banking Edgar Kalya said, “Golfing has always been at the heart of Barclays Bank of Kenya. The launch of the Barclays Golf Circuit is a further demonstration of our support for the game, while at the same time reinforces our commitment to communities we operate in both socially and economically through such avenues”.
   He presented a cheque of Ksh 300,000 to KGU, to go towards supporting the development of Junior Golf in Kenya. He further added that the circuit is an excellent opportunity for golfers to not only support worthy causes, but likewise provides them with opportunities to compete and network with their industry peers.
And in soccer Ranger’s Nigerian right back Emmanuel Chimaroke has cautioned his teammates to rise to the occasion and save the team from the possibility of exiting from the Tusker premier league (TPL).
    Chimaroke said the league has reached a point where friendship and loyalty will be kept aside to ensure the team remains in the lucrative league come next season.
   "Now is the time for every player to stand up to be counted.We cannot afford any more excuses because our survival  hopes is in our hands"said Chimaroke who  was one of the  many new recruits to join the  club  mid season after the departure of   more than nine first team players
"We have endured a very hard time but we showed we can still have the fighting spirit and desire to remain in the TPL.The win against Stima gave us  a lifeline  and we should not waste that opportunity"said the Nigerian import.
 Chimaroke has been outstanding in his recent matches even elbowing out experienced and former Gor Mahia defender Julius “Awilo” Owino from his position
 Indeed Rangers were facing the real possibility of  being ushered out of the top flight League on Sunday as they were losing 2-0 to Western Stima .However, the team staged a dramatic comeback to beat their hosts  3-2 to send the home fans into deep silence.The win placed them within four points of safety
"The match against City Stars for us , he added,is a do or die match for us because if we lose, it will mean that we are relegated.We have to try everything to ensure we dont go down"
Rangers are currently  in  the 15ht position with  23 points,four shy of muhoroni Youth and  five fewer than city Stars.
  Victory for them on Saturday will throw wide open the fight to remain in the elite Premier League.

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