Sport
Chekwel, Kipsiro make tentative Cross-country team
Publish Date: Feb 13, 2014
Chekwel, Kipsiro make tentative Cross-country team
Juliet Chekwel has been battling illness lately. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

THE performance committee for the Africa Cross-country Championships team has combined both experience and performance as they summoned the team to start preparing for the race. 

The continental event is due March 16 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

Uganda’s top performers at last year’s World Cross-country Championships that included Timothy Toroitich, Moses Kipsiro and Juliet Chekwel who did not take part in the National Cross-country Championships as she was recovering from a bout of typhoid.

“We have had to summon both the top performers at the National Cross-country Championships and also other runners who might not have made it to the national event but we believe that they are good enough to boost the Ugandan team,” said coach Abdallah Mohammed as the team that will head to camp in Bukwo was unveiled.

Also Geoffrey Kusuro, who finished fourth at the IAAF cross country permit meet of Cinque Mulin in Italy was also part of the experienced faces that were called, while new kid on the block Ronald Musagala, was also summoned.

“We are calling all those who have the potential. We will be having another selection in camp where the final team will be named,” added Muhammed.

The team is set to camp in the Bukwo highlands, though the federation is still looking for some money to take the team to camp.

Junior Girls:  Stella Chesang (Police), Phanice Chemutai (Elgon), Chebet Rachael Zena (Police), Janat   Chemusto (Police), Sarah Chelangat (Elgon), Patricia Chepkwemoi (Police), Fanis Chepkwemoi (Standard) and Karren Chepkwemoi (UPDF) 

Junior Boys:  Phillip Kipyeko (Prisons),  Joshua Cheptegei (Police), Alex Cherop Kapcheromit (Police), Abdallah Mande Kibet (Police), Felix Chemonges (Prisons), Ben Somikwo (Elgon), Stephen Kiiza (Prisons) and Isaac Kibet (Police) 

Senior Women:  Linnet Chebet Toroitich (Arua), Rebecca Cheptegei (UPDF), Nancy Cheptegei (UPDF),  Vanis Chemutai (Prisons), Doreen Chesang (Standard), Winnie Nanyondo (UWA) and Juliet Chekwel (UPDF) 

Senior Men: Moses Kipsiro (Elgon), Daniel Rotich (Standard), Moses Kibet (Arua), Isaac Ayeko (Elgon), Thomas Ayeko (Elgon),  Peter Kibet (Police), Timothy Toroitich (Elgon), Ronald Musagala (UWA), Ben Siwa (Police), Nathan Ayeko (Alpha), Solomon Mutai (Arua), Geoffrey Kusuro (Arua) and Phillip Kiplimo (Prisons)

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
U23 CHAN qualifiers: Uganda dumped out by Egypt
Uganda Kobs'' slim hope of progressing to the finals of the CAF Orange U23 African Nations Championship (CHAN) is snuffed out by Egypt....
Otile on top form as Muthiya commands pros
Amateur golf champion Ronald Otile continues to amaze not only the golfing fraternity but also the professionals with whom he is playing with....
Africa Championships: Weightlifter Kawooya bags two gold
Huzaifa Kawooya won the first two gold medals for Uganda as the 9th Africa Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships started in Entebbe....
FUFA insists on new sponsorship deal
FUFA has been keen on redirecting payments from Uganda Premier League (UPL) sponsors Azam to new accounts....
Cecafa Kagame Cup semifinals: KCCA faces Azam today
Ugandan side KCCA FC plays Azam FC of Tanzania today for a place in the final of the Cecafa Kagame Cup....
SC Villa at 40: Museveni to grace celebrations
President Yoweri Museveni will be the chief guest as SC Villa marks 40 years of existence at Hotel Africana today....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter