The Ugandan Motocross team that left on Thursday for the 2017 Motocross of African Nations Championship in Botswana has suffered a setback.
The team had travelled with 20 riders, but we can now confirm that one of the riders has suffered a major injury while in Botswana which is ruling him out of the competition.
“Team Uganda remains with only 19 riders following Orobia Mulungu’s sudden injury. All the 19 bikes passed scrutineering,” Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) reported.
The incident has also called for the following changes:
Aviv Orland will race under MX125 instead of MX85 on bike number 26.
Shafiq Sseki moves to MX1 with bike number 28.
Sam Foreman changes bike and he will be riding bike number 29.
The Championship which starts today (August 26th) has Botswana (host), Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa among other countries expected to participate.
The Championship will be held from August 25 to 27, 2017 in Gaborone, Botswana.
The remaining 19 Riders (Uganda MX Team for 2017 FIM Africa MXOAN)
Maxime Van Pee, Olivier Van Pee, Fatuh Kiggundu, Shafique Sekitto, Joziah Walugembe, Malcom Gift, Esther Mwangala, Alon Orland, Milton Obote Akena, Milton Obote Akaki, Joshua Mwangala, Aviv Orland, Stav Orland, Fortund Ssentamu, Kylan Wekesa, Sam Foreman, Barak Orland, Asaf Natan and Peter Pelser.