JUST IN: Karate training will start on Monday

The Chronicle

Innocent Kurira, sports journalist

BULAWAYO Provincial Karate Association President Sensei Ndabezinhle Mazibuko said they will resume training activities next week at Raylton Sports Club.

“After more than 400 days of inactivity, we are back at the Dojo. For now, we are only focusing on training activities and not on competitions. Mondays and Wednesdays sessions will take place at Raylton Sports Club, while Parkview Sports Club will host Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Strict covid-19 protocols will be followed when we resume training,” Mazibuko said.

Mazibuko is also head of the legal commission of the new Zimbabwe National Karate Federation (ZNKF).

The federation recently appointed interim provincial karate executive committees as it moves forward with plans to establish strong structures across the country.

The appointed provincial chairs are Tinyiko Halamani (Harare), Rhodesia Mhosva (Mashonaland Central), Prichard Zishumba (Mashonaland East), Simeon Janji (Mashonaland West), Monica Peters (Masvingo), Greatmans Sibanda (Matabeleland North) and Lloyd Mukucha (Midlands ).

Consultations are underway to make appointments in Manicaland and Matabeleland South.

The ZNKF was created to ensure that members of semi-contact karate abide by the statutes of the World Karate Federation, which prohibits its members from having sporting relations with other karate associations not recognized by the WKF. – @innocentskizoe

Kristen T. Prall