Botswana will host the Africa Tennis Nations Cup in Gaborone from November 5 to 10, with 63 players from 17 countries to compete in the tournament.
Players are expected from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Madagascar, Malawi and Angola, according to the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) which has confirmed an entry list of 38 men and 25 women.
Top favourites South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and Madagascar will be sending strong teams, according to their respective officials.
Kenya’s top female tennis player Angela Okutoyi cancelled a tour to Australia to play in the Africa Tennis Nations Cup.
Kenya Tennis Association says the tournament will be used as part of preparations for the Davis Euro Africa Group Two tournament in February.
CAT will host a regional coaches’ conference in Gaborone prior to the Nations Cup.