Zim Karate to finalise squad for Durban regional games

By Anashe Murombedzi
THE Zimbabwe National Karate Federation (ZKF) is set to host a regional team selection tournament in Kwekwe this Saturday.
The tournament has been organised to select athletes for the African Union Sports Council Region Five Karate Championships pencilled for Durban at the end of this month.
After Covid-19-induced disturbances resulting in nearly three years of inactivity, the domestic karate governing body has stepped up preparations for their first regional tournament set for Durban.
Karatekas will participate in the regional selection tourney in Kwekwe this Saturday to earn a place in the national team for the Africa Union Sports Council Region Five Karate Championships which will run from the 27th to the 29th of this month.
“Our technical team has been working with the provincial technical directors we have been holding provincial squad training sessions and in the Midlands this weekend our coaching unit will he finalising the team selection in Kwekwe that will take part in the region five Karate Championships in Durban this month,” said Sensei Joe Rugwete, ZKF President.
The World Karate Federation has provided an expert who will conduct a coaching seminar, with each province set to be represented.
Zimbabwe will compete against Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia at the Region Five Karate Championships.
Meanwhile, top athletes will take aim at the Karate 1-series A to be staged in Cairo, Egypt and the World Karate Federation Youth Camp to be hosted in Porec, Croatia, next month.