Desert Storm II tournament trials in Walvis Bay this weekend

27 Sep 2019 14:20pm
KHORIXAS, 27 SEP (NAMPA) – The Namibia Kickboxing Federation is hosting the Desert Storm II tournament as national trials for Namibian athletes at Walvis Bay on Friday and Saturday.
Desert Storm is the largest martial arts championships in Namibia. Three sub-Saharan titles will be contested, Namibia Kickboxing Federation president Anita de Klerk said in a media statement issued Friday.
“Lesley !Hoaëb (lightweight division) and Delano Müller (featherweight division) will defend their sub-Saharan titles this coming Saturday at the main event,” the statement said.
The 15-year-old Müller made history in June this year when he became the first Namibian to win the world title belt in the featherweight division in the United States of America.
Countries in attendance at the tournament besides host Namibia are Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Brazil, South Africa and Swaziland.
“We are proud to have such a strong bond with the international bodies who represent martial arts in Africa and beyond,” the statements reads.
South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee president Gideon Sam; World president of Ring Contact Fighting Arts International Master Joe Viljoen; and World Association of Kickboxing Organisations Region 5 president Shihan Aslam Mahomed, amongst others, will be in attendance.