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Uganda surrenders motorcross lead
Publish Date: Aug 04, 2014
Uganda surrenders motorcross lead
Zimbabwes 65cc champion Kuda Mhene (44) battling Ugandas Waleed Omar during the 4th round of the Mountain Dew National motocross championship at Garuga racing track. PHOTO:Johnson Were
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By Johnson Were

Overall Standings:

Kenya 2343points
Uganda 2009points
Sunday results
Team Points
Kenya 1,467 points
Uganda 626 points

MX 50 category:

1. Jet Takkunen (Kenya) 60pts
2. Tyler Huth (Kenya) 51pts
3. Lemaiyan Waiyaki (KY) 45pts

MX 65 category

1. Fortune Ssentamu (Uganda) 60pts
2. Kigen Kiplagat (Kenya) 45pts
3. Ben Nsumba (Uganda) 40pts

MX 85

1. Elias Sherman (Kenya) 60pts
2. Yasser Ali Omar (Uganda) 45pts
3. Ethan Nyachae (Kenya) 45pts

MX 125 category

1. Samir Anwar (Kenya) 60pts
2. Elunga Malungu (Kenya) 49pts
3. Githuku Mungai (Kenya) 45pts

MX 2category

1. Thor Kituyi (Kenya) 60pts
2. Ahmed Tamale (Uganda) 47pts
3. Ashraf Ndikulwange (Uganda) 39pts

MX Veterans

1. Anthony Nielsen (Kenya) 60pts
2. Mikhail Berman (Kenya) 51pts
3. Tim Jessop (Kenya) 45pts

MX1category:

1. Ivan Guya (Kenya) 60pts
2. Maxime Van Pee (UG) 49pts
3. Tutu Maina (Kenya) 47pts

MX Ladies category:

1. Mali Nyachae (Kenya) 31pts
2. Esther Mwangala (Uganda) 26pts
3. Amina Mayanja (Uganda) 12pts
 
Despite losing the FIM Africa Central Motocross Championship lead to Kenya on Sunday, team captain Arthur Blick has promised to reclaim the top spot in the third round due in December in Uganda.

The national motocross team fall to Kenya by a 343 point deficit, and Blick is confident Uganda will overturn it.

Uganda collected 626 points against Kenya that got 1467points to claim the top spot in the two rounds with a total of 2343points. Uganda has 2009 points.

“I’m impressed with the team’s performance and am confident we shall over turn that in the final round in Uganda," Blick stated.

“We would have collected more points but the last minute travel affected us. The boys didn’t have enough time of rest but am sure we shall fight back and reclaim this trophy,” Blick stressed.

Blick further lauded Vivo Energy that enabled them to take a bigger team to the event.

The team that was rescued on Thursday by Vivo Energy with a sh5m sponsorship and left on Friday morning to Nairobi ahead of the event on Sunday.

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