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Rwanda To Host African Taekwondo Championships.

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This was revealed at the African Taekwondo Union (AFTU) general assembly in Alexandria, Egypt on Monday after beating Egypt and Congo Brazzaville to the hosting rights.


While speaking to Chimpreports, the Rwanda Taekwondo Federation Secretary General Placide Bagabo expressed his excitement over the country winning the hosting rights and noted that it was a previllege to host the tournament.

The games will take place at NPC gymnasium in Kigali will see a curtain raising tournament dubbed ‘Ambassador’s Cup’played from September 12 to 14 and will attract teams from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The sport that was officially introduced in Rwanda in 2011 has seen the country host the East Africa Taekwondo Championships and the Mt. Gorilla Open in June

The country that is ranked sixth on the African continent prides of having sent a four member squad to the Taekwondo Championships in Puebla Mexico.

Rwanda is also ranked among the top 40 teams in the world in the game of taekwondo

This is the third time an East African country is hosting the tournament after Kenya hosted the 1987 and 1998 editions in Nairobi.

Last year’s edition was held in Antananarivo, Madagascar while the first African Taekwondo Championships were held in the Ivorian capital of Abdijan in 1979.






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