The Korean Ambassador’s Cup Open Taekwondo Competition is back, bigger and better.
The tournament that was last played in 2018, will be held this year at Lugogo Indoor Arena due May 27-28.
This championship is one of the events held in celebrations of the excellent and mutually beneficial political, economic and historical relations between Uganda and the Republic of Korea.
This year’s tournament will notably mark 60 years the two nations have been partners.
It’s strong to note that on March 26, 1963, the Republic of Korea and Uganda agreed to begin bilateral relations.
“We have tried our level best to do what we can and help the clubs, help and encourage players to train because this is one of the biggest events on the calendar,” Uganda Taakwondo Federation General Secretary Judith Aujo said.
“It (Tournament) has come at the right time and people have been eagerly waiting because we had taken long without holding it.”
The tournament will literally start on May 26 when Players will be weighed before put in their right categories.
“We expect over 30 clubs – We have so far registered like 20 clubs, over 290 participants are expected to take part, and more are expected to come.”
Aujo added that about four to three clubs from Kenya have expressed interest to join.
She added that the tournament will help players gain experience and exposure because it’s an open championship where players from different regions are allowed to take part.
She also revealed: “We will also use this tournament to gauge players’ performance and make selection for national team.
“It’s one of the competitions we use to select National team, we were limited by finances earlier but per now I would love to thank NCS because we received funds that will help us run events like the Uganda Open, Instructors and Coaches Course, Referees courses and Regional tournaments.”
Confirmed Clubs for Korean Ambassadors Cup:
- Regional Tkd Club From Kenya
- Golden Age Tkd
- Gulu Uni.
- Gulu Tkd Club
- Pabo Tkd Club
- Kampala Tkd Club.
- Prisons Tkd
- Lira Destiny
- Omoro Tkd Club
- City Gym Tkd
- Holy Family Tkd.
- Iyf Tkd.
- Kumi Tkd Club
- Hoima Tkd Club.
- Shofco Tkd(Kenya).
- Mark Knowledge Tkd.
- Homabay Tkd (Kenya).
- Lee Tkd Club
- Lango Tkd Club
- Csca Tkd Club.