Thirty-seven referees who have been shortlisted to take charge of selected FIFA assignments for the 2019 season went through a vigorous Physical Endurance Test on Friday in readiness for the forthcoming assignment.
The one-day event conducted by the Football Kenya Federation attracted among others, Davies Omweno, Andrew Juma and women’s centre referee, Agneta Itubu.
The exercise saw the match officials taken through a series of endurance and agility drills to ascertain whether they are physically fit. They also underwent medical tests prior to the exercise.
“Those who successfully undertake the PET will thus be in the list we will forward to FIFA for consideration,” said FKF Referees Manager Sylvester Kirwa as quoted by the federation’s official website.
Among match officials who are in line for debuts in next season’s FIFA assignments include Raymond Onyango, Isaac Memusi, Caroline Kiles, Elizabeth Njoroge and Doreen Kendi.
Proposed FIFA Referees
Center Referees: Davies Omweno, Anthony Ogwayo, Andrew Juma, Israel Mpaima, Peter Waweru, Samuel Mwaura, Moses Simiyu, Raymond Onyango, Badir Yassin, Dickens Mimisa, Felix Ekai, 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, 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, Druscilla Chepkemoi.