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Toroitich to captain Team Uganda

Toroitich to captain Team Uganda

Experienced Timothy Toroitich will be captaining Team Uganda at the Kampala 2017 World Cross Championships due March 26 at Kololo Independence Ceremonial Ground, Kampala.

The four-time Uganda representative in the prestigious World Cross Country will lead a strong 28 Uganda team in their battle to lift the world title at the home ground. Emily Chebet is the assistant captain and women captain.

World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich and 2014 world junior 10000m and 2015 Africa cross country junior champion Joshua Cheptegei (picture above)  are also on the team that has a number of  Uganda’s best runners.

Dorcus Ajok has been fixed in the mixed relay team where she will team up with Ronald Musagala, Winnie Nanyondo and Geoffrey Ruto, paving away for an extra space in the senior women category. This saw Emily Chebet replace her at the team.

The national squad has been in two months residential  training in Bukwo and Kapchorwa  under the watchful eye of a technical team led by  Benjamin Longiross (Head Coach), Francis  Demayi  (Assistant Head Coach), Benjamin Njia (Assistant Coach), Grace Chesang (Coach) and  Peter Chelangat (Team Manager)

Team Uganda

U-20: Women   Peruth Chemutai,  Esther Chekwemoi, Sarah  Chelangat, Janat Chemusto, Adha Munguleya, Scallet Chemos

U-20 Men  Jacob Kiplimo, Titus Kwemoi Given, Victor Kiplangat, Elisha Chemutai,  Kevin Kibet,  Mathew Chekwurui  Reserve  Anthony Ayeko and   Abel Chebet.

Senior Women Mercyline Chelangat, Racheal Zena Chebet, Chesang Stella,  Chesang Doreen,  Doreen Chemutai, Chebet Emilly  Reserve Chebet  Annet

Senior Men:  Joshua Kipurui Cheptegei, Phillip Kipkeko, Abdalla Kibet Mande, Timothy Toroitich,  Stephen Kiprotich,  Stephen Kissa Reserve Fred Musobo and  Mande Bushendich

Mixed Relays:  Nanyondo Winnie, Ruto  Geoffrey  Kipkorir,  Ajok Dorcus, Musagala Ronald and Reserve Chebet  Esther   and  Abu Mayanja.