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Sabah Karate Association moving in the right direction: Official
Published on: Friday, November 08, 2019
By: GL Oh

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Karate Association (SKA) are on track to becoming a powerhouse in the country again, said its President Datuk Jake Jikulin Nointin.

Sabah who used to rule the arena back in the eighties are moving in the right direction towards achieving their goals, according to him.

“We will continue to strive for excellence to bring the sport to a new level in the State and to make Sabah be among the powerhouses once again in the nation. 

“We are the current junior overall champions in the country and we finished second-best overall in the national senior (this year). This clearly showed that we are on the right track,” he said.

He also disclosed that their goal is to have its own training centre and make it a treasured icon especially for karate enthusiasts.

“This is something that we are working on at the moment. With our own facility in place it would help us develop the sport to a new height.

“Apart from that we also want to create a winning spirit among the athletes by educating and instilling them with winning mentality from a young age because we believe that once they have the right attitude or spirit, it would help to make a winning team.”

He added that with a few of their athletes currently in the national team and one of them (Audrey Jaypus) will be taking part in the Manila SEA Games, he believes more athletes will follow suit with the continuing success of the juniors.

He also said they will provide the necessary exposure to their Sukma athletes in preparation for the Games next year.

Earlier on Monday, SKA received sponsorship from Sabah Development Bank Berhad (SDB) presented by  Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Mohamad Hassanel Jarai.

SDB is sponsoring 150 sets of tracksuits to the association and Jake expressed his gratitude to the contribution.

“It means a lot to the association, particularly our athletes. This is the kind of support we need to go the extra mile,” he said.

Also present was SKA secretary general Julian Chin. 



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