Karate wins two medals for Botswana

Botswana's Amantle Leburu in action at the ongoing African Games.PIC: BNSC
Botswana's Amantle Leburu in action at the ongoing African Games.PIC: BNSC

Karate has won the first two medals (bronze) for Botswana at the ongoing 13th African Games. When preparations for the Games gathered pace, it was unclear whether karate would participate, but the team was finally slotted in at the 11th hour.

During team selection, there was a lot of resistance from within the karate fraternity. Due to that, the team travelled to the Games without any preparations and upon arrival in Accra, it was all about action at the Borteyman Olympic Standard Stadium.

Lethabo Sekano was the first athlete to scoop a medal for team Botswana, which was a bronze in the Under 68kg women kata.

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