THE national karate team departs this morning for the Zone 5 championship slated for July 5-10 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The team includes six male players and two females.
The players include Mohammed Semakula, Patrick Bernard Banzemwabo, Haruna Sibomana, Vincent Munyeshaka, Omar Masudi, Sylvester Twajamahoro, Rehema Kabera and Olive Mukagatare.
Coach Ruslan Adamov and Didier Guy Rurangayire (delegation head) complete the 10-man contingent.
Ahead of the team’s departure, Rurangayire, who is also technique director in the Karate federation, expressed his optimism about the team’s chances.
“They are been training strongly for the past two weeks and we expect a descent performance from them.”
Some of the other countries in contention include Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Burundi, Tanzania and hosts Kenya.