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Maxime focused despite ankle injury

By Johnson Were

Added 10th August 2016 09:01 AM

"Yes I still feel pain but I am optimistic I will be okay and my target of a medal for Uganda still stands.”

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"Yes I still feel pain but I am optimistic I will be okay and my target of a medal for Uganda still stands.”

PIC: Maxime van Pee training at Busiika in preparation for Sunday. (Credit: Johnson Were)

Despite injuring his right ankle, national motocross team captain Maxime van Pee is focused on winning a medal for Uganda in the FIM Africa Nations Motocross Championship at Jamhuri Park Nairobi on August 19-21.

The rider injured his ankle last week while training at Jamhuri track which will host the continental event.

"Yes I still feel pain but I am optimistic I will be okay and my target of a medal for Uganda still stands.”

Van Pee says his ankle injury won't come in the way of his medal hopes. (Credit: Johnson Were)


The FIM Africa Nations championship attracts top riders from South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Kenya.

"I wish I could recover so quickly and I do some training before heading for the event, but I have all the confidence," said Van Pee.

He said Uganda has a strong team and is capable of winning the overall championship just as it was in 2012 at Busiika.

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