The three-day FKF Premier League and FKF Women Premier League pre-season PET training has concluded today, on Wednesday, August 23, 2022, at Kasarani Stadium.

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa presided over the closing ceremony. FKF NEC Member  Anthony Makua, FKF Nairobi West Chairman Caleb Malweyi, and FKF CEO Barry Otieno also graced the event.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa emphasized the significance of these pre-season Physical Endurance Tests (PET) in preparation for the 2023/24 season. He highlighted that it is crucial for match officials to be well-trained and familiar with the new laws of the game.

“This pre-season PET is key to ensure our match officials are well-trained and understand the new laws of the game ahead of the 2023/24 season,” stated FKF President Nick Mwendwa.

He further stressed the goal of having match officials who uphold fairness and justice in officiating matches.

“We want to make sure that our match officials are upright, they understand fairness and justice, and are aware of how their decisions can impact the game for the better or worse. They also need to understand that if found taking part in match-fixing activities they will face the repercussions.”

The PET training exercise saw 114 match officials and 45 match commissioners drawn from the two top-tier leagues taken through endurance and agility drills to test their physical ability as well as medical tests to ascertain their fitness to officiate the league matches.

They were under the tutelage of 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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