The country’s top karateka and world champion, Samson Muripo has promised the country another gold medal in the upcoming Ashihara Sabaki World Cup to be hosted by South Africa next month.
Muripo created history not only for Zimbabwe but for Africa when he won the World Cup middle weight Kyokushin Open Karate tournament in Japan last year.
Muripo is among the seven karatekas that have been named by the Zimbabwe Kyokushin Union to represent the country on the 1st and 2nd of October in Cape Town.
“We received the invitation in April and we have been training very hard since then,” said Muripo.
“We will do our best to make the country proud, we will bring gold,” Muripo said in an interview with NewsDay Wednesday.
Youngster Tendai Chaparadza, 17, and 23-year-old Malvery Muyambo will participate in the lightweight under 65kg category while Robson and Austin Mucheni will battle it out in the middleweight under 75kg category.
Lovemore Nyamutswa and Kelly Mtisi will join Muripo in the Over 75kg Open weight category to complete the seven men team.