Curtains have come down on a five day FIFA/FKF Leadership and Governance workshop in Eldoret, which is part of the FIFA Pilot Project for Women football development.

The workshop brought together women representatives from the Federation’s branches, representatives from the women leagues, representatives from the FKF Women Football Committee and the Referees appointment committee, FKF female staff as well as former women footballers.

“The participants have been taken through leadership skills, which we believe is a crucial step in empowering women who hold leadership positions in football,” said FKF Deputy President Doris Petra at the workshop’s closing ceremony.

“FKF remains committed to women football development. Through such workshops, as well as the referees training and coaches training, we are in consonance with FIFA’s goal of increasing participation of women in football,” she added.

Late last year, close to 120 women coaches benefited from the Federation’s coaching courses. The coaches were largely drawn from primary schools, which the Federation targets to exploit as centers for nurturing young talent. 40 young women referees under the age of 25 were also trained.

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