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Busoga riders get lessons from their Buganda counterparts

By Bruno Mugooda

Added 20th December 2017 02:37 PM

The Busoga team noted that Buganda had more powerful machines.

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The Busoga team noted that Buganda had more powerful machines.

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As Revelers turned up in large numbers, it was the Buganda riders with their modern machines that came superior over their Busoga counterparts in a long awaited first edition of the Ani Asinga Busoga -Buganda motorcross championships. The event was held at Mainstreet Primary School on Saturday.

The Jinja team was represented by 15 riders and Iganga four, in a combined Busoga team that participated in the kids, junior and senior teams.

In the senior category, Jinja's duo Fred Kitimbo (Yamaha 250cc) and Kenneth Kaluuya (Yamaha YZ 125CC) found it hard to challenge dominant Buganda's Wasswa Kyeyune and Tala Kigundu.

''Their machines were more powerful than ours, Kyeyune himself, alongside Tala Kigundu, raced past us like wind because their machines are more modern.

"We feel we need more sponsorship from major companies to acquire better machines for next year's race,'' Kitimbo said.

The junior category was dominated by Mohamed Tamale, Bbobo Omar, Ali Kigozi, Adam Ssenyonjo and lady participant Fazir Sharifar Katete.

The infant kids race was dorminated by Juma Tamale , Shamillah Katete and Fortune Ssentamu.

'The surface was smooth, tight and more challenging so, I had to find a way of regulating my speed due to many sharp corners. I just enjoyed my race today,'' said Kigundu.

The race was fairly well attended by Jinja rally fan levelers. Tangosport Uganda Limited coordinator of the event Joseph Mutaka was delighted with the participants.

''It was a colourful event that will try to unit Buganda and Busoga and possibly bring sponsors to support the Busoga riders who have shown that they have the capacity to compete despite lack of exposure . It will definately be an annual event towards Christmas every year,'' said Mutaka.

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