NWU students to take part in 26th United Nations of Ju-Jitsu World Championship

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:27

NWU students to take part in 26th United Nations of Ju-Jitsu World Championship

Five students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng will form part of the Ju-Jitsu national team that will represent South Africa at the 26th annual United Nations of Ju-Jitsu (UNJJ) world congress and championships. This will take place from 28 September to 1 October 2018 in Gibraltar.

The excellent performance of Othusitse Monnafela, Elvis Moyo, Kefilwe Mathe, Tawana Chisedzi and Moses Hadebe during the South African Ju-Jitsu Championships Nationals (SAJJC) sealed the deal.

During the SAJJC competition the students scored nine medals: Elvis Moyo received two bronze medals, Tawana Chisedzi a silver and a gold medal, and Kefilwe Mathe two silver medals. Othusitse Monnafela received two silver medals and Moses Hadebe one gold medal.

“It’s an honour to be selected for the national team. We will ensure that we make the university and the country very proud,” says Elvis Moyo.

These NWU students were selected to take part in the United Nations of Ju-Jitsu world championships. In front from the left are Elvis Moyo, Othusitse Monnafela, Kefilwe Mathe, Tawana Chisedzi, Kudakwashe Mawonde, the team coach, and Moses Hadebe.