The Panthers taekwondo club has promised fireworks at the All Africa Games to be held in Morocco in August this year.
Taekwondo has of late grown in leaps and bounds in Bulawayo and the country as a whole.
With over 400 young Taekwondo members, the Panthers club said they are ready to make it into the national team that will represent the country at the All Africa Games.
Former featherweight champion, Vusumuzi Ncube said he hopes to lead the pack to Morocco where Taekwondo athletes expect to bring home gold medals.
“We are ready for the All Africa Games. As a former champion, I hope to reclaim my position. I’ve improved my skills and now working on endurance. This time around it definitely has to be a gold medal,” he said.
Ncube, who is also the leader of the Panthers club, commended the self-motivated young Panthers for their spirited campaign throughout the training sessions.
“In actual fact, this tournament is for those with black belts, but we will take them along to see champions battling it out,” Ncube added.
The young panthers could not hold back their excitement.
“If one trains hard, they move up to the next level and get another belt. I want to have a black belt. I want to be a champion and represent Zimbabwe,” said one motivated young panther.
The parents of young Panthers have welcomed the new sport in Zimbabwe and say Taekwondo is not only a decent career, but instills good discipline on children.
“One of my children, Daniel, who just turned six started training at 3. He is now a holder of a yellow belt. I have realised that Taekwondo has increased his self-confidence and he is beyond his age. It’s not just a game, it develops the mental being of a child,” Mr Dumanigwetu, one of the parents said.
The Zimbabwe taekwondo team has continued to raise the Zimbabwean flag high over the past years, bringing medals from every tournament.
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Publish date : 2019-06-24 20:29:45