Zimbabwe Bids For Egypt Tennis Tournament

Zimbabwe,Ghana and South Africa are competing for the bid.

The AJC tournament is pencilled for March 28 to April 8.

Egypt has been plunged into chaos for the past two weeks after violent protest to push president Hosni Mubarak out of power broke out in the country.

Regis Bhunu, the TZ vice president told Radio VOP:“The Confederation of African Tennis is inviting bidders for the AJC because of the political situation in Egypt and so we have submitted our bid. The other bidders are Ghana and South Africa ” He said.

Last week ITF was forced to cancel the ITF Futures 1 tournament in which Zimbabwean Mlandeli Ndlela was supposed to participate following the violent protests.

Tadiwa Chinamo, Nicole Dzenga, Ngoni Chiwewete, Keren Muswere, Ronzai Saurombe, Taremedzwa Mariga, Valeria Bhunu and Thabile Tshatedi have qualified for this year’s edition of the AJC.

Chinamo and Chiwewete will compete in the boys’ Under-14 age group with Dzenga and Muswere competing in the girls’ same age group. In the Under-16 age group, Zimbabwe will be represented by Saurombe and Mariga with Bhunu and Tshatedi expected to fly the country’s flag in the girls’ section.

The AJC also counts as the qualifying event for the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.