NAIROBI, October 13 – Six competitors left the country on Monday afternoon for Italy where they will represent Kenya at the third Taekwondo World Cup to be held in Riva Del Garda from October 15-19.,
Kenya International Taekwendo Association competition secretary and team member William Wamweya told Capital Sport that Kenya was selected after a taekwondo seminar held in August in Addis Ababa.
“We are proud of representing Kenya in this championship and we hope we can come back with some trophies,” said Wamweya.
“We expect a strong challenge from Algeria, South Korea and China but we are confident that we will come back with something,” he added.
Kenya is the only African country taking part in the World cup will be making their debut in the event for the first time something fellow team member David Kenge believes makes them an unknown entity.
“We have prepared for the individual and team competitions despite some challenges but we are confident that we will do well in the different competitions,” said Kenge.
Kenge added that their participation in the tournament was made possible due to well wishers from abroad.
“Being a new organization in this country, it’s difficult trying to get local sponsorship but we are trying to expose ourselves to the public so that we can get funds,” said Kenge.
Forty four countries are taking part in the third edition of the competition with Poland having the bulk of the competitors.
Muthamia Mwende, Teno Bdiisow, Ibrahim Hussein, David Kenge, Wainaina Komu, Gichini Wamweya