Sports

Pro Kabaddi League: Will James Namaba Kamweti be X factor for UP Yoddha?

By Rajan Nath -- December 16, 2021 12:55 pm -- Updated:December 16, 2021 1:05 pm

Pro Kabaddi League season 8: Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise UP Yoddha has roped in their first-ever player of African origin, picking up Kenyan raider James Namaba Kamweti, ahead of season 8.

James Namaba Kamweti had been adjudged the best raider at the Bangabandhu Cup 2021 international tournament in March earlier this year and is sure to bolster the attack of the UP Yoddha.

Also Read | Group Captain Varun Singh, lone survivor of IAF helicopter crash, dies

UP Yoddha signs their first African origin player ahead of Pro Kabaddi League's 8th season- The New Indian Express

"It is such a huge step for me to be a part of the U.P.Yoddha team in the PKL. There are very few such top-quality leagues in Kabbadi and to be a part of this great league will surely help me improve further as well as showcase my talent to a newer audience. I look forward to an exciting and entertaining PKL season with U.P.Yoddha," Kamweti had said in a statement.

Also Read | First death due to Omicron variant confirmed in UK

James Kamweti becomes UP Yoddha's first-ever African origin player

Jasveer Singh, the head coach of U.P Yoddha, was extremely welcoming and appreciative of his new ward and said of the inclusion.

"We are delighted to have James on our team. We have seen his performance in the Bangabandhu Cup where he contributed to almost 50 percent of the raids for his team," said Jasveer

Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha rope in their first African origin player

James Kamweti made his debut for Kenya in the Bangabandhu Cup, where he played 6 matches and made a total of 85 raids, which gathered the team 55 raid points.

PKL season 8 is set to start on December 22 with U.P. Yoddha kicking off their fourth campaign against Bengal Warriors.

-PTC News

  • Share