Walvis Bay to Host National Karate Champs

The Namibia Karate Union will host the annual karate championships at the coastal town of Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region on Saturday.

The head coach of the Oshakati Karate Club, Freddie Mwiya told Nampa in an interview at the end of his club’s last training session at Ongwediva on Monday some 300 karate students are expected to take part in the championships. All seven karate clubs in Namibia will be represented.

Of the Oshakati Karate Club’s 120 karate students, 35 have been selected to compete in the championships at Walvis Bay.

“The majority of them are previous champions with vast experience,” Mwiya stated, adding that the leadership of his club however decided to include some newcomers such as the eight-year-old Prudence Egumbo, who has shown “great karate skills”.

He went on to say the Namibia Sports Commission has this time around sanctioned the championships and, as such, Government has promised the clubs free transport to and from the championships.

“We are happy that the government is getting involved, because it is a relief to the parents who always face a transportation burden when the children have to travel for karate championships,” said Mwiya.

The Oshakati Karate Club’s team of contestants and officials will be leaving for Walvis Bay on Friday.

– Nampa

Source : The Namibian