“We are prioritizing technical and safety training programs amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”

The President of Sierra Leone Karate Association, Shian Victor Amara, said the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the Kumate session of the karate discipline. He said they have engaged athletes at home on individual katas to keep them fit and mentally strong.

Although they are constrained with funds to help coaches and athletes acquire individual training, he said they are exhausting avenues to keep the discipline alive. Amara furthered that they are presently on individual training and with available funds they will do their first distribution at the end of June.

He revealed having completed two of their major championships and are awaiting the Olympic Games and World Championship to resume after COVID-19. Amara then advised athletes and officials to continue to observe the safety guidelines outlined by the government and World Health Organisation.