By Edward Tumusiime
The Motocross of African Nations will be hosted by Uganda from 6th – 8th August 2021, at the Victoria RaceWay Park in Garuga.
The continental Championship was slated for 2020 but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic that swept across the globe.
Zambia was the first foreign country to confirm participation in the upcoming Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) Championship.
A team of 30 Zambian riders has been registered to compete in the Championship.
The Zambian team, together with their bikes, will privately be jetted into the country on the 4th of August, 2021 as per their communication to the organizers.
Botswana has also confirmed 30 riders to compete in the Motocross of African Nations (MXOAN) 2021.
Like the Zambia Motocross team, Botswana will also jet into the country with their bikes on the 4th of August 2021.
Meanwhile, rumour has it that Kenya’s Apollo Mbuki has been in the USA training for the MXOAN. Apollo is supposed to line up on the same start gates with Uganda’s Alistair Arthur Blick to fight for Mx1 honours in that continental race alongside the South Africans, Zambians, Zimbabweans etc.
According to FMU’s Vice President of Motorcycling, Kisitu Mayanja, FIM Africa has already given them a green light to host the event after receiving a report from their Director Sporting, Tony Rowley who was in the country a week ago.
“Our entries opened on 9th May 2021 and closed on 9th of July,2021, and we are still expecting more entries,” said Mayanja via phone. (Source; FMU Media)
According to FMU media, as per supplementary regulations of the event, each country will be allowed to register up to 5 riders in each class for the Championship, designated as official riders, by their Federation.