By our Media Team
The 22man squad that include, Miguel Katende, Liam Ntale, Jonathan Katende, Zion Wekesa, Ramathan Mubiru, Larry Ssekamwa (50cc), Gift Ssebuguzi, Abigail Mwangala (65cc), Jeremiah Mawanda, Milton Akaki, Mark Namisano, Waleed Omar, and Esther Mwangala (85cc). left today to nairobi for the FIM central Africa Motocross Championship.
Team captain Maxime Van Pee is worried Kenya may over turn the 1143 point lead and reclaim this year’s title.
What he expected early this year is what he is seeing today as his team departs to Kenya for the Second Round of the FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship (FIM CAC).
According to the squad released for the FIM assignment, top riders including the Orland brothers Stav, Aviv and Alon, Daryl Muhindo, Jonathan Muhindo, Kreidah Nsubuga, William Blick Jr, Malcom Lubega, Emanuel Lubega and Markus Lubega will be missing in action.
The team skipper competing in the MX1 class draws his fears from the number of riders that form team Uganda that will battle Kenya in the second round of the FIM CAC on Saturday and Sunday at Jamhuri Racing track in Nairobi Kenya.
“We have a strong squad, but we are less in numbers compared to our host who is fielding over 40 riders scoring and may over turn our point difference,” Maxime said while addressing the media at the flag off of the team of 22riders at National council of sports yesterday.
Uganda convincingly won the first round at Busiika with 1395points against 252 for Kenya.Maxime added that those riders missing has created a big dent to the team, but they will do their best to defend the title won for the last six years.
The others are Fortune Ssentamu ,Ali Omar, Wazir Omar, Joshua Mwangala, Kylan Wekesa, (125cc), Isma Mukiibi, Shafiq Ssekitoleko ( MX2), Maxime Van Pee (MX1) and Juncture Sserugunda (Veterans).
The will travel via Uganda airlines in two groups with second group leaving today while the first group left yesterday.