Football Kenya Federation will on Friday conduct a one-day Physical Endurance Test (Pet) for 37 referees, who have been shortlisted to take charge of Fifa assignments for the 2019 season.
While disclosing the shortlist, FKF NEC Member for Nyanza Region Joseph Andere noted that the referees will be taken through a couple of endurance and agility drills to ascertain whether they are physically fit.
“The Pet is aimed at ensuring that the proposed match officials are in proper physical shape in time for the upcoming 2019 season,” said Andere, who heads the FKF Referees Committee.
“As a federation, we remain committed to progressively improving the level of officiating in the country as it forms an integral part of the game.”
The session will be held at the Kasarani warmup track starting 6pm. Among new additions to the Fifa roster, include Badir Yassin, Dickens Mimisa, Elizabeth Njoroge, Beatrice Oganga and Judith Muhonja.
Proposed Fifa referees: Davies Omweno, Anthony Ogwayo, Andrew Juma, Israel Mpaima, Peter Waweru, Samuel Mwaura, Moses Simiyu, Raymond Onyango, Badir Yassin, Dickens Mimisa, Felix Ekai and Isaac Memusi.
Assistant Referees: Gilbert Cheruiyot, Tony Kidiya, Stephen Yiembe, Oliver Odhiambo, Joshua Achila, Samuel Kuria, Adam Juma, Godfrey Ndeva, Emmanuel Barasa, Boniface Gikonyo, Stephen Adeya and Michael Maru.
Women Center Referees: Caroline Wanjala, Agneta Itubu, Francina Khamali, Judith Muhonja, Beatrice Oganga. Women Assistant Referees: Mary Njoroge, Jane Cherono, Caroline Kiles, Elizabeth Njoroge, Doreen Kendi, Beatrice Achieng, Gladys Kamuren and Druscilla Chepkemoi.
-Report by Ken Okaka (FKF).