COVID19 LOCKDOWN DEADLOCKS MXOAN ROUND

The 42 days country covid 19 lockdown has further affected sport, with Uganda set to host the continental motocross championship asking for a postponement.

The 2021 Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) was set for August 6th-8th, 2021 at Victoria Raceway Park at Garuga.

With the 42 days lockdown, ending on 30th July, just a week before the event, organisers have already requested the continental governing body, FIM Africa to extend the event to a further date like three months later, as the covid wave settles down.

However, it is not clear whether the President will extend the lockdown at the end of 42 days.

“We are consulting with FIM Africa on a new date that will be pronounced,” said Kisitu Mayanja, FMU Vice President Motorcycling.

Mayanja who also doubles as the local jury member to the African commission explained that it is unfortunate that even sponsors are still on the fence, with none coming out openly as they target numbers at such big events.

“As a technical arm of the Federation, we have played our part, only waiting for FIM Africa to clear us,” further explained Mayanja.

Amongst other things awaiting clearance from FIM Africa, is the rule interpretation involved in the extension of the event. FIM Africa rule states, the continental event shall be held in the month of July or August every year.

Uganda was set to host the continental event in 2020 but it did not happen as covid broke out and led to the initial lockdown globally. The pandemic has continued to affect sport calendars all around the world.

Published by: FMU Media

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