KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) has
named a team for the Africa Cross Country Championship
slated for March 17 in Chlef, Algeria.
“We named a
full team for the seniors and juniors and hope to compete
seriously with the likes of Kenya and Ethiopia. The
national trials helped us pick the best,” Dominic Otuchet,
President of the Federation told Xinhua on Friday.
said some senior runners like Thomas Ayeko and Mercyline
Chelangat who will also represent Uganda at the 2018 Gold
Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia will lead the team
said she is excited and is looking forward to the
Championship. “We shall come against Africa’s best, but we
are getting in better shape ahead of the event.”
face 2016 winners Kenya who have world Under-18 3,000m
silver and bronze medalists Edward Zakayo and Stanley
Waithaka in the team.
Sarah Chelangat, Peruth Chemutai, Belinda Chemutai, Risper
Victor Kiplagat, Denis Cherotich, Hose Kiplgat, Matthew
Mercyline Chelangat, Stella Chesang, Jant Chemusto, Linet
Thomas Ayeko, Phillip Kipyeko, Nelson Wakaana, Mande