African Karate Federation meets to review preparation of upcoming African Games
Representatives of the African Karate Federation (UFAK) met via videoconference to discuss and assess the current state of the organization. The meeting, presided over by the newly appointed UFAK President Souleymane Gaye, and with World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós in attendance, brought together key stakeholders from across the African continent.
The main focus of the meeting was to analyse the Karate competition at the upcoming African Games, to be held in Accra (Ghana). The biggest multi-sport event on the continent, the African Games have the Karate competition slated for March 7–9.
WKF President Antonio Espinós commended the efforts of UFAK in promoting karate in its area of influence. Mr Espinós said:
“The continuous growth and success of Karate in Africa can only be sustained by a unified approach and the collaborative efforts of all the relevant parties within our organisation. The African Games of next month are the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the outstanding influence of Karate on the continent.”
With WKF President Antonio Espinós and new UFAK President Souleymane Gaye leading the discussions, the meeting was also attended by UFAK Executive Committee members Bechir Cherif, Sayed Nasr, Sonny Pillay, Madani Ba, Omarou Yugo, Mohamed Mouktabil, Joe Rugwete, and Mohamed Eldahrawy.