The Central African Motocross Challenge is gearing up for an adrenaline packed weekend, showcasing the prowess of riders from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. While the event promises a multi national spectacle, the spotlight shines brightly on the intense competition between Uganda and Kenya.

Uganda, supported financially by the government through the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda, has dispatched a formidable team of 63 riders to vie for victory in this prestigious challenge. With a track record of six consecutive wins since 2016, Uganda aims to maintain its dominance in the motocross arena.

Among the standout contenders is Jude Kyle Musede in the Mx50 category, having secured victory in the first round at Busiika. Battling it out with Kenyan rider Amani Amani, Jude Kyle aims to claim the Central African Motocross Champion title, even if the duel with Amani proves challenging. Other notable contenders in this class include Jamairah Makumbi.

In the Mx65 category, Jonathan Katende, tied with Ramathan Mubiru after round 1, steps into the lead role in the absence of Miguel Katende. Despite nursing an injury, Jonathan, alongside riders like Ramathan Mubiru and Isaac Mitima, is determined to amass crucial points for Uganda.

Mx85 features Gift Sebuguzi and the Kenyan Lewis Ogonyi, with Ugandan riders Jerome Mubiru and Ron Young poised to contribute significantly. However, the absence of Dan Mitima, recovering from a hand injury, leaves a gap in Uganda’s points collection.

Mx125 showcases strong contenders in Milton Akaki Obote Akaki, Waleed Ali Omar, and Jeremiah Mawanda, prepared to take on the challenges posed by their Kenyan counterparts.

In Mx2, the duo of Jordan Mukiibi and Sharifah Kateete will face tough competition from Kenyan riders, while Mx1 places Fortune Sentamu as Uganda’s main hope for securing crucial points.

The veteran categories, Mx Vets and Mx Masters, see experienced riders like Geoffrey Kayira, Ashraf Mbabazi Sr, John Baptist Achal, Andreas Marinelli, and Hon. James Akena battling for valuable points.

The CAC race kicks off on Saturday with bike checks, practice, and the first heat in the later afternoon. Sunday follows with more practice, two heats, and the eagerly anticipated prize-giving ceremony, promising a thrilling conclusion to the Central African Motocross Challenge.

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Mwambazi Lawrence

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