Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Champs this weekend.

WINDHOEK: Everything is set and ready for the second edition of the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championship, which commences here Wednesday.

Namibia Breweries Limited, (NBL) Marketing Manager, Ian Stevenson told Nampa on Monday that 10 countries confirmed participation but Zambia withdrew at the last minute.

“Zambian golfers could not make it as they are currently busy with a big tournament,” he said.

This means that 2014 champion, Mwalikwa Sondashi from Zambia, will not defend his title.

Namibian amateur golfer Paul Ndeilenga ended second last year.

Teams form other countries include Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Seychelles, Kenya, South Africa (SA), Botswana and Zimbabwe.

Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Seychelles and Kenya are all first-time participants in this tournament.

Team Seychelles is expected to arrive in the country on Tuesday, while the rest of the teams are expected here on Wednesday.

All golfers will start their practice rounds on Thursday, with the actual competition set for Friday and Saturday.

The teams of three players each will battle it out over three rounds at the Windhoek Country Club Resort Golf Course on the southern outskirts of the capital.