Namibia Karate Team at 12th African Games

A Namibia Karate Team consisting of six athletes are competing in the 12th African Games that will take place from 24 – 26 August in Rabat, Morocco.

The six athletes Suzelle Pronk (Team Captain), Stefan van der Merwe (Vice Captain), Bryan Nakambonde, Lilly Mwiya, Michael Nakapandi and Mechelle Tjimuku with Namibian National Karate Coach, Sensei Llewellyn Manale and team Manager, Mar-chelle de Jager took part in a first of its kind High Performance Training Camp at the Swakopmund Indoor Sport Complex (Dome) in Swakopmund.
The Training Camp, offered to Namibian Karate Athletes, was hosted by Nam-score Consultancy Namibia in con-junction with Connecting People to People and was fully sponsored for the athletes by the Namibian Sports Commission.
The aim of the intensive 4-day training camp was to prepare the athletes for their participation in the 12th African Games which are currently being been held in Morocco. The main focus was not only a combination of fitness and karate training, but also sports psychology, nutrition and team effectiveness, there-by ensuring that the athletes are prepared to the utmost extent both physical and men-tally as they set out to compete against the best Africa has to offer.
When asked to comment on the camp and the preparation of his athletes, Sensei Llewellyn said: “We have now had the time to get focused on our task at hand. All African Games is our African Olympics and our athletes have been presented with the best platform to prepare. It’s time to go out and make our Nation proud. Team spirit is high, athletes are focused now more than ever. We are humble and proud to be a unit ready to deliver”.
The Namibia Karate Union would like to wish Coach Llewellyn and his athletes the best of luck in the up-coming tournament and would like to once again thank Namscore, Connect People to People and the Namibia Sports Commission for helping make this all possible.

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