Kickboxers still undefeated

Rudi Bowe

Eight countries participated in Desert Storm III that was held the past weekend was a huge success with the Namibians Lesley! Hoaëb and Delano Müller retained their Sub-Saharan title for the 3rd consecutive year.

Mr Aslam Mahomed President of Region 5 Kickboxing Confederation said “The key to any Federations success is through Development and Education. WAKO IF and WAKO Region 5 Kick-boxing are focused on Development and Education of the Sport of Kickboxing, this is of utmost importance”
In Desert Storm title fights Knowledge Nyamhoka (Zimbabwe) won against David Makoena (South Africa) with a split decision, Delano Müller (Namibia) in the featherweight division, against Kyain Mupachike (Zimbabwe) won with a tech-nical knockout and thus retained the Sub-Saharan title for the 3rd consecutive year.
Lesley! Hoaëb (Namibia) in the Lightweight division, against Stanford Gopole (Zimbabwe) won with a technical knockout and thus retained the Sub-Saharan title for the 3rd consecutive year and in the Muay Thai division, Paulo Nunes (Angola) won against Order Tshuma (Zimbabwe) and was named Desert Storm champion.
In the pre-fights leading up to the main Sub-Saharan title fights, Advent Monyatsiwa from Botswana defeated Michael Smit from Namibia in a kick boxing match and in a full contact fights, Henrique Aramburu from Brazil was defeat Bruce Gumbo from Zimbabwe, Adrian Mathews from South Africa defeated Walter Chiteto from Zimbabwe and David Damon from South Africa defeated Alex Ilukena from Zambia. Abreu Francisco from Angola defeated Norbeit Baziyoni from Zimbabwe in a kickboxing fight.
In three other full contact fights, Freddie van Wyk from Namibia defeated Sean Keatholetswe from Botswana, Martin Nandu from Namibia defeated Gilbert Ndlovu from Zambia and Francois de Wet from South Africa defeated Oliver Becker-Stauder.
Delano Müller said “It was a very short match but I am happy I retained the title. My next move is to train harder. I am already looking forward to the next Desert Storm”.
Lesley! Hoaëb said he will now focus on preparing for a boxing competition later this year at the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre.
De Klerk thanked Mayor of Walvis Bay, Honourable Wilfried Immanuel, Mr. Gideon Sam (SASKOK) South African Sports Confederation & Olympic Committee, Mr. Aslam Mahomed (WAKO) “World Association of Kickboxing Organization”, Region 5 President, Shihan Gerhard Laubscher, President of (RCFAI) “Ring Contact Fighting Arts International”, Sensei Gert Kotzee, Vice President of (RCFAI) (International Referees), (NSK) Namibian Sports Commission, with representatives, Junias Hamalua & Ndeshi Negonya, all the athletes, parents and every one that helped to the success of the tournament.

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