Kicks continue to fly at troubled karate

Flying kicks: Peace continues to elude karate PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Flying kicks: Peace continues to elude karate PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Peace continues to elude the Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) as former senior national team coach and Goju-Karate Federation chief instructor, Christopher Ponatshego has called for immediate reinstatement of his style.

He is also demanding payment of his outstanding allowance. During the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM), BOKA president, Mpho Bakwadi informed the delegates that Goju-Karate Federation ceased to be a member due to non-compliance with the constitution, specifically failure to pay annual affiliation fees. Ponatshego slapped BOKA with two demand letters this week, which gave BOKA a time frame of seven working days.

“Following a shocking communication to expel us, we write this letter demanding you to reinstate the Goju-Kai Karate Federation with immediate effect because we already have an affiliation fee with BOKA. We are of the view that you acted out of ignorance towards reaching such a reckless decision. We have grossly suffered from this action,” Ponatshego said in the first letter.

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