Gerald Kampanikiza, News Reporter
For the first time ever in the history of Kickboxing, a Malawi Kickboxing national team participated in an international competition in Zimbabwe on Saturday during the Africa Day Kickboxing Championship held at Prince Edward school Beit Hall in Harare.
Seven (7) Malawian fighters competed against Zimbabwean fighters and 3 of them managed to win gold medals while Mike Mando from Malawi as well was the best male fighter for the championship.
Malawi Kickboxing Association (MAKBA) Vice President Resat Onur ER said it was a historical event as it was the first time for Malawi Kickboxing National Team to participate in an international competition.
“When I was at other international events, I always used to hear people saying that Africans cannot do kickboxing and for that reason I initiated the kickboxing association in Malawi to prove them wrong,” Resat said.
The championship was organised by the Zimbabwe Kickboxing Association in the occasion of commemorating African Day which takes place on 25th May, every year and it was the first ever kickboxing event in Zimbabwe within the post- pandemic era.
The trip was funded by Malawi National Council of Sports and Sungold Food processing Limited.