114 match officials and 45 match commissioners, drawn from the FKF Premier League and FKF Women Premier League have today, Monday, August 21, 2023, began their three-day mandatory 2023/24 pre-season Physical Endurance Test (PET) training at Kasarani Stadium.

Today they underwent a series of endurance and agility drills to evaluate their physical capabilities. They also underwent medical assessments to ensure they are fit for officiating league matches.

Subsequently, they will receive training on the updates to the laws of the game for the 2023/24 season, equipping them with the knowledge needed to implement these changes on the field.

FKF Referees Manager Sylvester Kirwa, shed light on some of the forthcoming rule changes, notably in the offside law.

“Some of the changes we should anticipate relate to the offside law. Yearly, we encounter issues with this law, and FIFA is actively working to enhance its clarity and simplicity. This aims to make it more accessible for referees to interpret the modifications in the fundamental offside rule,” explained Sylvester Kirwa, FKF Referees Manager.

The PET training is being spearheaded by Sylvester Kirwa, Stephen Oduor, Dorcas Moraa, Moses Osano, and Tabitha Njoroge.

FKF National Super League match officials are slated to commence their PET on Thursday, August 24, 2023, while the FKF Division One match officials will follow suit on Sunday, August 27, 2023.

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