BOKA dojo misses out on UFAK

The BOKA dojo will not host any UFAK action PIC: KARABO KGOSI
The BOKA dojo will not host any UFAK action PIC: KARABO KGOSI

Extension works to the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) dojo are behind schedule, which have ruled out the facility from hosting the Africa Karate Championship (UFAK), which starts in Gaborone next Friday.

BOKA received a donation of $84,969 (around P900, 000) from the Japanese Embassy for the hall extension last year.

The hall was expected to be used for the championship, but now visiting countries will train at the University of Botswana (UB). BOKA president, Tshepho Bathai said the project should be completed next week but they had already sought other alternatives. Instead, the venue will be utilised by the Botswana team for training. Bathai said the project is one month behind schedule. “All visiting teams would be using five training facilities set at the athletes village at the UB,” he said. The project started May last year and was supposed to be complete within 12 months.

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