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FMU TRAINS OFFICIALS AHEAD OF HOSTING THE AFRICAN MOTOCROSS OF ALL NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

Two-day Training seminar:

In a bid to prepare the officials for the forthcoming Motocross of All African Nations (MXOAN) championship, Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) rolled out a two-day training seminar.

Training was targeted at sharpening officials with the general sporting Regulations (GSR’s) of the sport, thanks to FIM Africa who partnered with Federation to make it a success.

Chief facilitator was FIM Africa Sporting Director, Tony Rowley from Zimbabwe,who familirised participating officials with sporting regs.

The two-day workshop was held at Copper Chimnery housed at Uganda’s National Council of sports (NCS) headquarters in Kampala.

Rowley later met up with government officials including National Council of sports (NCS) General Secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel together with other officials.

Dr .Ogwel on behalf of government, promised support towards the continental championship (Mxoan) set be hosted by Uganda on 6th-8th August, 2021.

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UGANDA’S RACE TRACK INSPECTION BY FIM AFRICA DIRECTOR

-FIM Africa director sporting appreciates works on Garuga race track.
-35 percent left for completion to required International standards.

FIM Africa Sporting Director Tony Rowley, appreciates the work done so far on the Garuga racetrack.

The breath-taking track will host the 2021 Motocross of African Nations championship (MXOAN) set for 6th-8th August this year.

Rowley, who first inspected the redesigned racetrack, applauded the organisers, FMU for the good work done on the track so far.

“The environment is quite good, work on the track, I can say is at 65 percent, and I think the rest of the work can be done in time frame of like three weeks from now,” said Rowley while addressing the media.

Speaking about a whole redesign of the track, designer Arthur Blick Jnr thanked FMCU, stakeholders and sponsors, for their efforts towards the event preparations.

Blick added that, it is a great opportunity for Uganda hosting the African championship, the last time he designed was in 2012, when Uganda lifted the African title.

Blick promised to have all work and markups on track as recommended by the FIM Africa Sporting Director, done in two weeks.

FMCU President, Dipu Ruparelia, thanked FIM Africa for the kind gesture of appreciating them as A Federation with a silver accolade, and giving technical training to his officials.

The continental event is set to attract riders from South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Morocco, Kenya, Namibia, and hosts Uganda amongst others.

Uganda who are currently ranked third on the continent behind South Africa and Zimbabwe, respectively.

Hosts last won the African title in 2012 when the continental championship was held in Busiika.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KINTHAN IMAGES

MOTOCROSS: TEAM UGANDA STARTS PREPS

Picture Caption: Some of the national motocross team members that started training on Sunday at Busiika

The national team on Sunday started training for the FIM Motocross of Africa Nations (FIMOAN) due August 31 to September 2 in Zimbabwe.

However, Team Uganda will need sh192m to be able to take a full squad of 34 riders if they are to reclaim the trophy last won in 2012.

The Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) deputy vice president in charge of cycling, Barak Orland, disclosed the financial struggles at the launch of the team training at the Uganda Motocross Arena, Busiika.

“We have a very strong team, but it can only win us the title if we manage to take a full squad in Zimbabwe,” Orland said.

“We are looking for $52,000, (sh192m) to supplement what we have to be able to cover registration of riders, medical, accommodation and transportation of riders with their bikes from Uganda to Zimbabwe and back,” the DVP added.

He explained that each rider will pay $230 which totals to $7,820 (sh28.9m), then the rest will go into catering for accommodation and transport.

“The parents have invested in the bikes are servicing them incurring training costs and we appeal to the government to come in and give us the push that motivates these young boys and girls that will fly the Uganda flag high,” Orland explained.

FMU secretary Joseph Mwangala added that other riders are training outside the country, but will all later train together before departure.

Deputy team captain Asaf Natan explained that they expect to field five riders in each class including MX50, Veterans and 65cc, seven in MX125cc, three in MX2, ten in MX10, three in the ladies and one in the MX1 class.

Last year, Uganda finished fourth overall and will be out to challenge Zambia, Zimbabwe and defending champions South Africa.

Published by: Johnson Were – New Vision

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