ZAMBIA is set to compete for honours at the 6th edition of the Gaborone Karate tournament slated for April 9 in Botswana.
Zambia Martial Arts Association (ZaMAA) technical director Moodlee Chola in an interview revealed that the association will send a team to represent Zambia at the tournament.
Chola said ZaMAA had already received the invitation and the technical bench was assessing the karatekas before final selection.
“We will be participating in the Gab tournament next weekend. There are a good number of karatakes ready to compete for medals in Gaborone. But we have not yet come up with the final team. In addition, the sponsorship that will be rendered to us will determine the number of karatekas to represent Zambia,” he said.
He said Zambia’s performance at the previous editions has been overwhelming.
“I think Zambia has been consistent in terms of performance. In 2014, we sent a four member team, but managed to win seven medals. I am positive that with adequate sponsorship, more medals can come to Zambia,” he said. Chola said the tournament that has attracted Southern regional countries and guests United States will help the local karatekas gain exposure.
He said Zambian karatekas will be gauged at the tournament and expose the weaknesses that should be worked on.