Since the indefinite suspension of all sports activities in the country by the President way back in March 2020 as one of the measures to regulate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the situation remains uncertain of how and when the industry that was just in its take-off stage will go through this challenging moment and favorably compete with others.
MotorSport is one of those disciplines that is plotting for a possible return before the end of this year after the governing body, the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) earlier in July presented standard operating procedures to the National Council of Sports hoping for the green light to resume activities.
Luckily for FMU, in NCS’ classification of sports, MotorSport was listed as one of the low-risk sports hence a return is highly likely.
Central Motor Club, one of the clubs under FMU, over the weekend decided to plan for the life after the lockdown by fundraising for the necessary resources that shall support the smooth running of the club activities on the annual FMU calendar.
This was done during the club’s Annual General Meeting that was held at Kabira country club in Kampala where the club also changed its leadership by electing Shayn Kotecha and Kaketto Sayid as the chairperson and deputy chairperson respectively.
Shayn Kotecho told this website the reason for the fundraising during his first day in the office.
“We know that the situation will not be smooth when we return to active sports business and I am happy for the members who still have the heart for this sport. My major focus in office will be promoting gender-balanced sport and growing the sport in a more organized manner,” Shayn Kotecho told Ssanyuka website.
In the same event, Rajiv Ruparelia was elected the new chairperson of the board of trustees for the club.
Only two events were completed on the FMU calendar by the untimely closure of business with preparations of the third (Masaka Rally) in high gear.
Fred Busulwa was leading overall standings with 130 points followed by Omar Mayanja (110) points, Hassan Alwi (100) points, and Duncan Mubiru (90) points in the second, third and fourth position respectively.
By: Fredrick Kalyango