Mar 31, 2010, 9:44 AM
Gambian Kungfu combatants recently returned to
The Gambian team was among a host of other Kungfu demonstrators that converged in the West African nation for the third African Kung fu championship, that came to a successful end in
Two Gambian Kungfu combatants in the persons of Saikou Faal and Essa Waggeh, Pointsport understands, were the only Gambian participants in the competition, and managed to edge out their respective opponents in the race to claim the bronze medal, following a keenly-contested Kungfu competition.
It would be recalled that a total of six Gambian Kung fu combatants left the shores of the country last week to take part in the event, but reports gathered by Pointsport have it that only four were able to participate due to the limited financial constraints that continue to hit Gambian sports.
Moussa Mamane, technical director of the Gambia Kungfu association who led the Gambian delegation to
Mamane used the platform to appeal to donors, philanthropist, companies and any interested parties to assist the Gambia Kung fu association in their bid to tackle the financial difficulties that continue to hamper the advancement of Kung fu over the years.
He described his association’s participation in such an international Kung fu championship as a great exposure to his students, and believes it will help them greatly in future international championships.
Pointsport has learnt that four Gambian Kung fu participants won international certificates as students.
Mamane, the trainer and the technical director of the Gambian team also earned himself a certificate as an international judge and referee. Part of his international assignments is to coordinate the training of West African Kung fu Federation in relation to the roles of the “Referees and Judges.”