WKN Kickboxing returns to Tanzania
World Kickboxing Network promotion in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on April 26, 2009 / Pic: WKN

WKN Directors visit Tanzania

Kickboxing in Africa is about to get on a new level. WKN President Stephane Cabrera and the former World Champion Osman Yigin are scheduled to visit Tanzania on a ten-day trip, the organization announced on Monday.

The travel to the East African country, scheduled from February 22 to March 1, follows the development of kickboxing in Middle East when the prestigious sports governing visited Iran in 2016, as well as the 2014 journey to South Asian Nepal. Moreover, WKN has already been active in Tanzania back in 2009 with a series of events held in the city Dar Es Salaam.

“WKN have been active on African continent were we promoted very big shows in Tanzania, Morocco, Tunisia, Uganda, Nigeria, Zanzibar, South Africa and many other countries,” Stephane Cabrera told FIGHTMAG in 2014. “The biggest ones were probably in Morocco’s Rabat with the WKN world championship for Mustafa Laksem, in Tunisia when Olivier Cerdan fought Imed Mathlouti and in Nigeria when Habib Bakir faced off Fernando Loureiro and became the WKN lightweight champion on Leo Rossini Promotion.”

The list of activities of the upcoming journey to Tanzania includes the meeting with Sports Minister in Dar es Salaam, Seminar hosted by Osman Yigin, meeting with Emmanuel Mlundwa, visit to Zanzibar and Pemba Island. The roster of future kickboxing promotions held in the country is also expected to be announced.