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Museveni finally rewards Cheptegei

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Cheptegei testing the Mitsubish 4 WD Double Cabin he received from the President today afternoon. - [Courtesy Photo]

H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has fulfilled his pledge to the 2018 commonwealth Gold Medalist and 2019 IAAF World Champion Joshua Cheptegei after rewarding him with a brand new car in appreciation for his outstanding performance for Uganda.

State House Sports officer, Ms. Norah Nassimbwa delivered a double cabin – Mitsubishi 4 WD pickup car to Joshua early this morning at State House, Nakasero.

Cheptegei promised more glory for the country in appreciation of the president’s gift.

The car will help me enhance my training performance as it comes only 10 months to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

I promise to win another medal for the country

Joshua Cheptegei said.

Cheptegei is among the nominees for the annual IAAF Male Athlete of the year award after winning Gold at the recently Concluded IAAF World championship in Doha, Qatar.

He also enters the sports record books of Uganda as the first Ugandan to make the 11-man shortlist for the IAAF male’s Athlete of the year accolade.


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