TEAM UGANDA TO GLASGOW 2014
MEN: Solomon Mutai, Abraham Kiplimo, Philip Kiplimo, Moses Kibet, Timothy Toroitich, Thomas Ayeko, Philip Kipyeko, Jacob Araptany, Ronald Musagala, Jimmy Adar, Fredrick Chemonges, Dennis Opio, Ali Ngaimoko, Emmanuel Tugumisirize & Anthony Okiror
WOMEN: Vanis Chemutai, Winnie Nannyondo, Juliet Chekwel & Sarah Nambawa
RESERVES: Moses Kipsiro, Benjamin Kiplagat
All the 37 million Ugandans would have loved to see Moses Kipsiro defend his 5000m and 10000m gold that he won at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. This will obviously never pass after Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) excluded him from the provisional 18-man team named for the Games in Glasgow, Scotland due July 23-August 3.
Observers let slip that until the long distance runner will never represent his country again unless he apologises for exposing out the sexual harassment almost two months ago in an Africa Cross-country Championships training camp in Bukwo.
He questioned UAF’s failure to send a male trainer to handle female athletes, who accused coach Peter Wemali of sexually harassing them.
This is the second time experienced Kipsiro is being ignored by national selectors after he was dropped from the team that represented Uganda at the World Half Marathon Championships in Denmark on March 29.
UAF organizing secretary Faustino Kiwa, though, was quoted by the New Vision early this week saying that Kipsiro was dropped on technical grounds.
He has vowed to concentrate on his ongoing working out at a training base in Kenya.