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Karate stars to launch premier league season

By JT - Jan 24,2018 - Last updated at Jan 24,2018

AMMAN — Jordan will launch its World Karate Federation Premier League campaign in Paris from January 26-28, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

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 Nael 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 

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