Over three days, the national team will line up against 11 other African nations to chase down the country’s 19th victory since 1995 in Africa’s flagship team event.
There was a lot of cheerful banter and playful teasing between the teams on the weekend, but once the SA squad took to the Ken Alkin designed layout for the official practice round on Monday, the players were all business.
Last year, the victorious SA team lost just one point over two rounds of singles, a round of foursomes at Windhoek Country Club in Namibia.
The country’s hoping to head off South Africa’s title defense include Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Zimbabwe finished four points behind South Africa in second on 19 points and Namibia took third on 15 points.