Mokoena, Roos complete GPI field

2014-11-18 14:46
Aaron Mokoena (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena and Sunshine Tour professional Jake Roos will complete the field for this week’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at The Lost City Golf Club.

The two will join an impressive line-up of golfers, sports stars, celebrities and top business leaders at Africa’s premier charity tournament in aid of various charities supported by The Player Foundation.

Professional Roos will feature alongside 18-time Major winner and Grand Slam champion Gary Player; triple Major Champion Padraig Harrington; former Masters champion and European Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam; European Tour professionals Robert Rock, Thomas Levet and Ignacio Garrido; and Ladies European Tour campaigners Carly Booth and Amy Boulden.

And Mokoena joins a list of sports stars and celebrities including South African cricket legends Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and Herschelle Gibbs; South African model and actress Vanessa Haywood; Spanish model and actress Inés Sastre; and radio personality Thomas Msengana.

“We have another wonderful field for the South African leg of our global Gary Player Invitational series, and we look forward to making another significant contribution to the already over R600 million the GPI series has already raised for various charities supported by The Player Foundation,” said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International.

Roos heads to Sun City having this year claimed his 15th professional title. The former top-ranked South African amateur has won on the Sunshine Tour, European Challenge Tour, and various mini tours.

And Mokoena joins a long list of former football greats who have played in the Gary Player Invitational series over the years. The 33-year-old South African was the youngest player to ever represent Bafana Bafana and went on to captain the national team and earn 107 caps for his country. He also played for Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth in the Barclays Premier League.

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola will take place from 20-23 November at The Lost City Golf Club and The Palace of the Lost City.

For more information on the Gary Player Invitational, visit and follow @GPInvitational on Twitter.


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