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NCS promises support to Motocross

By Johnson Were

Added 1st September 2016 04:47 PM

Uganda finished second behind hosts Kenya in the FIM Africa championship

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Maxime Van Pee hands over the Ugandan flag to NCS secretary Nicholas Muramagi while FMU’s Ismail Balinda (L) and Mountain Dew’s Jeff Ssekandi look on. Photo by Johnson Were

Uganda finished second behind hosts Kenya in the FIM Africa championship

The national motocross team will get total support from National Council of Sports (NCS) following their good performance in the just concluded FIM Africa Nations Championship in Kenya where it finished second overall.

 

NCS secretary Nicholas Muramagi made promise after receiving the trophies the team won at a luncheon held at NCS for the team.

"It is very rare to see a sport where such young children from the age of 5 years representing their country. You have made a statement and we shall support you,” Muramagi stated.

"We should get to know what is needed for the December FIM Central Africa second leg early enough and be able to seal the deal by October, “Muramagi stressed.

Uganda finished second behind hosts Kenya in the FIM Africa championship.

Earlier on in their speeches, FMU veputy vice president in charge motorcycling, Ismail Balinda, team captain Maxime Van Pee, Arthur Blick Jr. and Patrick Van Pee had request for financial support to build stronger teams.

"You gave us sh7.5m when we went to Kenya, we didn't expect it, yes thank you but we need more to build a stronger team in the future" Patrick Van Pee stated.

Maxime lauded his team for the job well done and promised better results next time.

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