Gibo Zachary @peoplesport11
Team Kenya emerged second in the just-ended FIM Africa CAC Motocross Championship as rivals Uganda retained the title after amassing 2,415 points against the host’s 1758 points. Ethan Nyachae of Kenya was the victor on MX 125 Class where he beat Ugandan Aviv Orland and Kigen Kiplagat to a scintillating podium dash.
“My bike didn’t disappoint but I must admit Aviv Orland of Uganda fought his heart out. I wish to retain this title next season but we must now star planning against them,” said Ethan who is also a national champion.
“Its been a good fight but I believe the best riders carried the day,” he added. Orland won the MX 65 Class on his KTM machine beating Kenyans Race Garner and Martin Gikahi to second and third.
Fortune Ssentamu of Uganda was all smiles upon winning the MX 85 ahead of Kenyans James Luusa and Christian Chege. Ngugi Waweru of Kenya won the MX1 Class up against Israeli-born Asaf Nathan and Oliver Van Pee from Uganda as Kenya’s former star rider Shivam Vinayak managed fourth place.
Vinayak a four, time MX 1 former champion is the reigning Kenyan Rally Raid bike champion. Rolf Kihara of Kenya won the MX 2 class eclipsing compatriot Elias Sherman and Ugandan Fatty Kigungu.
Gift Ssebuguzi proved quite strong for Uganda winning MX 50 ahead of compatriot Isabella Blick and Kenya team rider Tanay Choda. Kenya, on the other hand scored a paltry 528 and their 1230 victory could not hand them the coveted title.