Big Names Shun First Motocross event of the 2020 FMU Calendar

By Trevor Lutalo

Motocross fans were left disappointed on Sunday during the opening event on the FMU calendar as big names failed to turn up at the Garuga sports circuit due to ongoing leadership woes within the FMU.

 A number of regulars did not turn up for the first event of the year 2020, that included Champion Fortune Ssentamu, Maxim VanPee and Ali ‘Bobo’ Omar. A small number of revelers attended the race compared to the most recent crowds.

The prevailing woes could see Uganda losing out on an opportunity to host the upcoming biggest events on the African motocross calendar this year, the East African Motocross Championship and African Motocross championships that are slated for April and August respectively.

Riders competing in a race recently. Net Photo

Amos Wekesa of Wekesa Rally team said there is need to have dialogue and find consensus before they cripple the fast growing sport.

 “For the past three years since I joined motocross, we have been able to push the sport and also engage different companies such as Rwanda Air and Ethiopian Airlines, which have given us cheap tickets to travel.” says Amos Wekesa of Wekesa Rally team

Arthur Blick Jr did not differ from Mr. Wekesa as he hopes that all their issues can be resolved when they meet with all stakeholders tomorrow Tuesday 25th February for Dialogue.

 However this marked a new beginning for Alestar Blick who made a return to the sport since 2017, he has been sidelined due to injury since.

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