Racers at the Jamhuri park Nairobi. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WRRE

Sh50m on awards as racers suffer in FIM CAC

By Our reporter

As the national sports Federations continue to fight for increased funding from the government, their decisions in allocating those resources must also be reformed.

This year the Federation of Motorsport clubs of Uganda r(FMU) is believed to have received close to sh150m for motocross, a big percentage was put into FIM Motocross of Nations and what remained was meant to take the team to the FIM Central Africa championship.

However, to the surprise of many, it is alleged that sh50m was allocated to the FMU Awards and only sh5m was allocated to the team that is to defend the regional title FIM CAC in Nairobi.

“It is shocking, but it is a reality and the question posed is, Does the leadership has motocross at heart that is a debate for another day,” a source who looked irritated told Uspa media.

Team in Kenya

Team Uganda motocross started day one of the FIM Central Africa Motocross challenge well on Saturday, December 10, 2022.

Uganda racers resting in their tent.Kinthan Images

Ashraf Mbabazi in the veteran class narrowly missed a win but targets to do it in the second and third heats on Sunday, December 11, 2022, and Kenya’s Fredrick Yongo who won the first heat should expect a tough challenge.

Kylan Wekesa narrowly missed a win in the MX2 class but promised a big comeback the following day in the remaining two heats.

Fortune Sentamu was a class part and Kenya’s Apolo Mbuki will have to put in superpower if he is to beat him in the remaining two heats.

In the 50 ccc category, Jude Musedde and Filbert Muwonge got a podium finish in the second and third positions respectively, in a race won by a Kenyan racer.

In the 65cc class, Miguel Katende and Jonathan Katende finished first and third respectively, and in the 85cc class, Gift Sebuguzi won the heat.

In the MX125cc class, Waleed Omar came second, behind Kenya’s Neo Wahome and Milton Akaki came third.

“It was a good day, I came to have fun and I think I am and the bike is good. We shall take it the same way tomorrow,” Fortune Sentamu said.

For Kylan Wekesa said,” We had a good start, but a few mistakes led us to finish second but we shall fight back tomorrow in the remaining two heats.”


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