Kickboxing in Africa
Kickboxing in Africa gets on a new level. WKN President Stephane Cabrera and former 16-time World Champion Osman Yigin arrived to Tanzania earlier today (February 25) on a ten-day journey aimed to help developing Sport in the country. The special guests were met and greeted in the airport by Zanzibar’s Minister for Information, Tourism and Sports, Mr Rashid Ali Juma and WKN coordinator in Tanzania Emmanuel Mlundwa.
“WKN have been active on African continent where we have promoted very big shows in Tanzania, Morocco, Tunisia, Uganda, Nigeria, Zanzibar, South Africa and many other countries,” WKN World President Stephane Cabrera told FIGHTMAG in 2014. “The biggest ones were probably in Morocco’s Rabat with WKN world championship for Mustafa Laksem, in Tunisia when Olivier Cerdan fought Imed Mathlouti and in Nigeria when Habib Bakir faced Fernando Loureiro and became WKN lightweight champion on Leo Rossini Promotion.”
The announced list of activities in Tanzania includes the meeting with Sports Minister in Dar es Salaam, Seminar hosted by Osman Yigin and visit to Zanzibar and Pemba Island. The journey follows the 2016 development of kickboxing in Iran, as well as the 2014 travel to Nepal.
Almost a decade ago World Kickboxing Network has already been active in Tanzania. Back in 2009 the organization has held a series of events in the city Dar Es Salaam. The schedule of the upcoming promotions held in the country is expected to be announced in the near future.