BMX riders set for Africa Challenge

HARARE - Zimbabwe Cycling Federation says they are ready to host the seventh edition of the BMX Africa Challenge that starts today at the Harare BMX Club.

The federation’s president, Andrew Donaldson, expressed hope that Zimbabwe will scoop this year’s title.

Zimbabwe and South Africa are the only two African countries that have BMX teams.

“We have done all the preparations for the colourful hosting of the event and it is my hope that we are going to raise the country’s flag high,” said Donaldson.

“The event is part of the All-Africa Championships as it comprises of two tournaments, the Continental Championships that were held in Durban, South Africa, and the Africa Challenge scheduled for tomorrow (today).

“This means those who acquire the most points in these tournament will be crowned All Africa champions.

“At least 60 riders have confirmed their attendance for the event as we only have two countries that have BMX teams; Zimbabwe and South Africa but however, Namibia and Botswana have expressed interests and will be joining the sport next year.”

Donaldson expressed satisfaction that Team Zimbabwe will perform well at the event.

“The fact that we are representing the country means that the issue seizes to be a cycling federation’s event but a national event and as such we are inviting everyone to come and support our team.”

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