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Motocross: Omar brothers itching to compete

By Johnson Were

Added 9th June 2020 07:30 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on the sports sector, leaving coaches and managers worried that their athletes may not be fit enough to produce the best results in competitions when the lockdown is lifted.

Motocross: Omar brothers itching to compete

Ali Omar Yasser in action at Garuga. PHOTOS: Johnson Were

The coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on the sports sector, leaving coaches and managers worried that their athletes may not be fit enough to produce the best results in competitions when the lockdown is lifted.

Ali Omar Snr during a press conference in Kampala

The coronavirus pandemic has had a big impact on the sports sector, leaving coaches and managers worried that their athletes may not be fit enough to produce the best results in competitions when the lockdown is lifted.

However, that is not the belief for the Omar brothers -  Waleed, Wazir and Ali Omar who have said that they are ready for any challenge.

"We have been working on our fitness levels by playing basketball and working out at home which is the most important and we are ready for any challenge," Ali Omar snr said.

Wazir and Waleed are defending champions in the MX85cc and MX125cc classes respectively, while Ali popularly known as ‘Bobo' is the 2018 MX125cc class national champion.

"This year, the boys were eyeing both regional and continental silverwares, but it will not be possible because international events were called off by the continental governing body (FIM Africa), but they are ready for any home challenge," Omar Snr added.

Waleed and Wazir were on form in the first round of the MAU Challenge at Busiika organised by the newly formed motorcycling association (MAU), while Ali crashed in the first heat and sustained injuries.

Ali, 17, and Wazir, 15, will face stiff opposition from former Africa Champion Stav Orland, FIM East and Central Africa champion Fortune Sentamu and Jeremiah Mawanda who was promoted to MX125 this year from MX85cc class.

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