African Cycling: Russia extends financial assistance towards Uganda

By Nassali Saidat

The Russian Cyclists governing body – RCF has pledged financial support towards their Ugandan counterparts to specifically furnish technical training in highway and track events.

Uganda Cycling Association – UCA publicity – Dennis Ssembatya Jnr. confirmed the development but was shy in revealing the actual figures contained in the European nation’s body commitment towards Uganda.

The financial aid, according to another source at UCA, would assist several riders in fine-tuning their skills in the sport.

Meanwhile, Uganda’s Anorld Kaala – one of the country’s upcoming cyclists in the junior ranks is undergoing training at the Union Cycliste International World Cycling Centre, Cape Town – South Africa.

Kaala – a member of Rev. Enock Semambo’s Kampala City Cycling Club was part of the 2019 Anoca Games in 2019 in Rwanda, together with John Odoto, Willy Kato and Enock Musasizi.

Kaala has since posted an outstanding performance – winning two races despite joining late due to travel restrictions.

In quite a similar development, Uganda’s women team is preparing for an invitational cycling tour in Burundi – slated for November 22 – 28, 2021, which event, according to Ssembatya require at least Ugx10m.

“UCA is looking for 30m to finance the team of seven women to take part in the Tour du Burundi….it’s an event the country has to honour because Uganda is the defending champion,” noted Ssembatya.


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