MUT Karate athletes off to Japan

Off to Japan! Mndeni, Thembelihle and Zamani

Four karate athletes from MUT Karate Club have been selected to represent University Sport South Africa (USSA) in the Karate Dream Festival 2018 International Championship in Tokyo- Japan, from 23 – 24 July 2018. This announcement was made with ‘great pleasure’ by Willie Mkhwanazi, the Head of the Sport Department. Willie said international recognition was very tough to achieve. “It is not something that comes lightly and is not awarded easily. These four students have all worked extremely hard to get to this stage. They are now among the best 17 players selected from the rest of SA universities.” Willie added that representing one’s country was a massive honour and one they could all be proud of. This was a tremendous honour for MUT and was a reflection of a long tradition of excellence in sport, he said.  The four athletes are Sifiso Gumede, Zamani Lubanyana – chemical engineering, Mndeni Magagula, and Thembelihle Cele, the only female student. MUT karate athletes have represented the country in international tournaments in Japan and Russia.