Football Kenya Federation has revealed the list of referees who will take charge of select FIFA assignments for the 2018 calendar year.
Included in the list is debutant Stephen Yiembe, as well as regulars Andrew Juma, Davies Omweno, Anthony Ogwayo, Peter Waweru and Israel Mpaima. Yiembe went through a UEFA Sponsored course for two years in Zurich, Switzerland courtesy of FKF, consequently gaining promotion to the elite league.
“We have had Kenyan referees represent us in the CAF Champions League, African Nations Championships (CHAN) and the World Cup, which is a boost to our levels of officiating,” said Referees Manager Sylvester Kirwa.
“FKF has also scrapped the ksh 3000 PET fees and increased the frequency of the PET’s and referees’ courses. This helps to keep them updated on the laws of the game as well as their personal fitness,” he added.
A total of 61, 75 and 60 KPL, NSL and Division One referees were trained in January 2017, with a further 106 referees trained during the FKF mid-season break.
The federation also trained 13 Referees instructors, 38 KPL match Commissioners 35 male
referees in the FIFA MA course and 35 female referees in the FIFA women Referees Development Course as well as 100 referees at the grass-root level.
The trainings are aimed at building capacity and improving the quality of officiating in the country.
Full List of 2018 FIFA Referees
Omweno Davies, Ogwayo Anthony, Andrew Juma, Waweru Peter, Mpaima Israel
FIFA Assistant Referees
Aden Marwa, Cheruiyot Gilbert, Kidiya Tony, Odhiambo Oliver, Achila Joshua, Yiembe Stephen
Women FIFA Referees
Wanjala Carolyne, Itubo Agnetta
Women Assistant Referees
Njoroge Mary, Kiles Carolyn, Cherono Jane.