On May 28-30 2009 Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia will be the host for the VIII African senior Kurash Championships for men and women. This is the most prestigious annual Kurash event on the African continent.
More than 20 countries including the following countries have confirmed their participation in the main continental Kurash event of the year in Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius, Democratic Republic Congo, Morocco, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Niger, Congo Brazzaville and others.
The competition organized by the Zambian Kurash Federation under the patronage of the African Kurash Union will be held at the Central Sports Club Lusaka, and will be televised live by the Zambian national television channel. A number of dignitaries from Zambia and abroad will attend the competition, including the Sports minister of Zambia and the president of the African Kurash Union Mr. Dunker.
Men will compete in the following categories: under 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100 and above 100 kg.
Women will compete in the following categories: under 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, 78 and above 78 kg.