KSA boss jets off to Spain

2017-11-02 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedKSA president Sonny Pillay Hanshi delivers the keynote address at the recent KSA Nationals hosted in KZN.

PHOTO: suppliedKSA president Sonny Pillay Hanshi delivers the keynote address at the recent KSA Nationals hosted in KZN.

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KARATE South Africa (KSA) president Sonny Pillay Hanshi has been invited by the World Karate Federation to address the World Karate Congress in the WKF World Cup - cadets and juniors - in Spain.

“This is a first for South Africa in the KSA era of karate that a fellow South African will address the WKF world congress in the midst of over 180 national presidents from world over,” Pillay said.

The South African karate legend who also serves on the World Karate technical board will give an overview on the current status quo with respect to progress made by KSA given the severe challenges it previously faced with the sporting authorities of South Africa.

During his one week stay in Teneriffe, Canary Islands, the karate maestro will also attend as a member of the 13-man board at the annual WKF World Technical Congress and Commonwealth Karate Federation Congress.

Given that karate has been recently elevated to the Olympics, major decisions in respect of technical matters is expected to be approved at the said technical congress.

Pillay will also lobby during his week in Teneriffe­ to win major WKF international events including the Commonwealth Karate Championships for Durban for the next two years.

“I remain optimistic that before my second term as president is over in 2020. I will bring the WKF World Cup karate to South Africa. Moreover, it’s my dream it will be hosted in Durban at our world famous ICC. After all I am a son of the KZN soil.” - Supplied.

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