Skisa Proteas bring back glory

2017-06-29 06:00
Skisa Proteas Daena Naidoo, Osman Ghoor, Riasha Singh and Protea head couch KSA, Brando Pillay.Photo: supplied

Skisa Proteas Daena Naidoo, Osman Ghoor, Riasha Singh and Protea head couch KSA, Brando Pillay.Photo: supplied

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SKISA’s Proteas, Daena Naidoo Osman Ghoor and Riasha Singh made podium finishes last weekend at the 2017 UFAK All Africa Continental championships in Cameroon recently.

The KZN karate champions were up against extremely tough opposition with 25 countries from around Africa taking part.

Osman Ghoor, KSA current national champion and the number-one ranked fighter in SA seemed to be hard done by with a poor refereeing decision that deprived him of a gold medal and a junior African title.

“I believe I won the finals against my opponent, but the referee didn’t think so, hence I had to settle for a silver medal.

“Anyway I am looking ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”

Riasha Singh, who was in battle with the best fighters in Africa, achieved a bronze medal with Daena making the finals and had to settle for a silver medal.

President of KSA, Sonny Pillay Hanshi, who was the head of delegation, expressed his delight at Team South Africa (KSA) record breaking All Africa championships performance of a 15-medal haul - the best since 1996.

“Our current national team has made our rainbow nation proud.”

- Supplied.

 

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