21 Countries register for African Taekwondo Champs in Rwanda

Twenty-one countries have so far registered for next month’s African Taekwondo Championships in Rwanda, organisers have said.

Capital city Kigali is due to host the continental event on July 13-17.

As well as the host nation, teams are due to come from Kenya, Sudan, Central African Republic, Egypt, Senegal, Somalia, Eswatini, Ghana, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, The Gambia, Chad, Botswana, Madagascar, Lesotho, Niger, Djibouti, Burkina Faso and Morocco.

Nearly 250 athletes have registered so far, The New Times said.

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Rwanda has never hosted the African Championships before, which was most recently staged in Senegal’s capital Dakar last year.

Three Rwandan taekwondo athletes were selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier but none managed to reach the Games. –

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