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Foreign riders begin arriving for Africa event
Publish Date: Apr 15, 2014
Foreign riders begin arriving for Africa event
Ali Omar (foreground) battles Alistair Blick. Photo by Johnson Were
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By Johnson Were

KENYA’S top rider in the MX85cc Elias Sherman and MX1 team mate Samir Sherman are not taking anything for granted and have made an early arrival to spy on their rivals who are in training. 

Elias Sherman who is out to battle Uganda’s top riders Ali Omar and Alistair Blick in the 85cc category arrived over the over the weekend and took time to train at the Uganda Motorsport Arena track in Busiika.

National team captain Arthur Blick Jnr confirmed the development in an interview with New Vision Sport.

“Yes the two arrived and trained on the track and are training right after our team trains,” Blick stated.

Blick further explained that the track will be closed on Wednesday until Saturday when all teams including Kenya, Ivory Coast, Tanzania and hosts Uganda will have their official training before Sunday’s competition.

Elias arrived with his father Samir who will face off with Arthur Blick Jnr, Maxime Van Pee, Barack Orland and Talha Kiggundu in the MX1 category.

Meanwhile, Uganda’s crowd favourite Maxime Van Pee arrived in the country from Europe ready to inspire Uganda to glory.

“I came early to train and master the track before the event and I will use my KTM 350, 2014 model,” Maxime stated.

“I know both Kenya’s Tutu Maina and Ivan Guya have been in Europe training but am not scared, I have improved my speed and am ready for them. I know with Blick and Barack victory in the MX1 category is ours,” Maxime said.

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