KAMPALA, (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.
The official 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 in Algeria.
Stella Chesang 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.”
Uganda will face
2016 winners Kenya who have world Under-18 3,000m silver and
bronze medalists Edward Zakayo and Stanley Waithaka in the team.
Junior women: Sarah
Chelangat, Peruth Chemutai, Belinda Chemutai, Risper Chebet
Junior men: Victor
Kiplagat, Denis Cherotich, Hose Kiplgat, Matthew Chepkurui
Mercyline Chelangat, Stella Chesang, Jant Chemusto, Linet Chebet
Senior men: Thomas
Ayeko, Phillip Kipyeko, Nelson Wakaana, Mande Bushendich