USPA gala dates set

By USPA Media

The 34th edition of the prestigious Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) annual gala will be held on 5th April at Imperial Royale Hotel.

The Nile Special-USPA Awards is the biggest sports awards in the country.

USPA president Patrick Kanyomozi said during the announcement that this year’s awards will have a different look and theme.

“We shall feature an exciting theme this time round. It’s something that resonates with our country and culture.

“But most of all, the night is special for everybody and the athletes whose success we celebrate;” said Kanyomozi.

 “We want to recognise these athletes early enough and we have set April 5th as dates for the gala,” Kanyomozi confirmed.

Thirty-eight (38) sporting disciplines and five other selected awards have been considered for

the 2018 honours.

The top award is contested for by; athlete Joshua Cheptegei who won gold medal in 10,000 and 5000m Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, netball star Lillain Ajio, rugby player Phillip Wokorach and Denis Onyango (Footballer)

Four other awards; Team of the Year, Legendary Honour, Best Run Federation and Most Organised Event are listed for the night.

The minor’s awards will be the precussor to the Gala. Successful athletes aged below 18 years shall be recognised on 30th March. 

FIM Africa motocross coming home

By Uspa Media

Ugandan riders will next year compete on home turf in the FIM Africa All Nations Motocross Championship .

This is after Uganda emerged the sole candidate biding to host the 2020 continental event that will this year be held in Zimbabwe.

It is the second time Uganda will host the continental event with the target of winning the trophy last won in 2012 at the event held in Busiika Luwero district.

“We have got the rights to host Africa Championship again and it is time to get to work and put in place all the requirements for an international event in time,” Federation Motorsport Clubs of Uganda official in charge of motorcycling Barak Orland confirmed the development.

Barak added that they have already got the checklist for the requirements and they will start putting them into place before end of the year.

Among the checklists are jumps to be clear , having spectators view points, setting up medical evacuation plans, training officials to match international standards and also set up the water irrigation system on the track.