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Omar brothers out of Uganda's team to Botswana

By Johnson Were

Added 8th August 2017 03:58 PM

Uganda had planned to take a combined boys and girls team of 18 riders

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Ali Omar Snr has revealed he's unable to finance his sons' travel. Photo by Johnson Were

Uganda had planned to take a combined boys and girls team of 18 riders

 

Uganda’s team to the FIM Africa Nations Motocross Championship in Botswana due August 25-27 suffered a blow after three riders called it quits citing financial inability.

The Omar brothers Ali Omar (125CC), Waleed Omar and Wazir Omar (MX85cc) have all withdrawn from the team.

This weakens Uganda that is hoping to challenge for a podium finish in the continental championship.

“We are not traveling to Botswana because I don’t have money to take my three boys. I need up to sh6m transport alone and then look for accommodation plus transport for the bikes,” Ali Omar Snr stated.

Uganda had planned to take a combined boys and girls team of 18 riders.

Now team captain Maxime van Pee, will have to make due with Fortune Sentamu, and the Orland Brothers Alon, Stav and Aviv Orland.

The riders are Obote brothers Milton and Akena, Malcom Lubega, Imran Nkurunziza, Isabella Blick and Gift Ssebuguzi.

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