KARATE STARS TO LAUNCH PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON
Jan 23, 2018
Jordan will launch its World Karate Federation Premier League campaign in Paris from January 26-28.
The team travels to France on Thursday with big names including Mohammad Fahed (-60kg), Bashar Al Najjar (-67kg) and Hatim Al Dweik (-75kg) all included.
The fighters are managed by Chef de Mission, Zeid Al Zetawi, and will be coached by Na'el Oeimer.
With Karate included on the next Olympic roster in 2020, these events are crucial for Jordan to improve its collective ranking in a bid to qualify fighters.
The Premier League will include seven rounds, with fighters travelling to compete in Dubai, Rotterdam, Rabat, Istanbul, Berlin and Tokyo after Paris.