Busia Youth Tigers take ‘kumite’ and ‘kata’ titles at Goju-ryu showdown
Busia Youth Tigers are the new kumite and kata champions after the two-day Kenya Karate-do Goju Association Championships held at Busia County Social Hall.
Patrick Odhiambo clinched the male kata title with team-mate Bernard Ogama coming in second. Ogama won the kumite crown with Odhiambo and Brian Maloba taking second and third positions respectively.
Busia Tigers were also winners in team kumite and kata categories with National Youth Vocational Training Institute coming second in both categories.
In the junior category, Busia Youth Tigers outshone their opponents; winning the kata and junior formations. Chrispinus Wabwire took the Kumite crown with Daniel Wasike winning kata. NYS avenged defeat in the female kata and kumite categories. Susan Muithika was the star attraction winning both categories.
BusiaTigers have qualified to represent the country in the East African show in Moshi, Tanzania between November 17-18. In his speech, county director of sports, Otieno Marora, confirmed they will fund the Busia team to the East African championships. He also said Busia County Government will construct a hall at the stadium for indoor games.