Karate: Nigeria grabs three bronze medals from UFAK

Nigeria have won three bronze  medals at the ongoing 21st UFAK African Karate Championship which started in South Africa on Friday.

 

Godfirst Sampon (-55kg), Chioma Ani (+68kg) and Rita Ogene (-69kg) gave Nigeria the deserved bronze medals.

Karate: Nigeria grabs three bronze medals from UFAK

The UFAK Karate Championships will hold from from November 28 to December 4. The tournament returns to the African East Coast after 15 years.

The best athletes in the continent are to compete in the event that gathers Senior, Cadet, Junior and U21 categories. It’s happening at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban.

 

The last edition of the UFAK Championships was held in Egypt last year. The host nation topped the medal table of the event with 38 medals including 26 golds, followed by Algeria and Tunisia. Over 300 athletes from 23 countries participated in the event.

 

Nearly 400 athletes from 22 African countries registered to participate.

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The two reigning World champions from African nations will also compete. Ahlam Youssef and Youssef Badawy from Egypt hope to win back-to-back world and continental crowns at the event.

 

Meanwhile, World Championships medallists Menna Shaaban Okila of Egypt, Abdel Ali Jina of Morocco, Ali Elsawy of Egypt, and Abdalla Abdelaziz of Egypt aim at adding the African title to their list of honours.

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