FKF Premier League referees receive their dues,Transition Committee confirms

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Transition Committee has confirmed that they have paid league match officials across different divisions in the country.

While announcing the development,head of the Secretariat Linda Ogutu said they endeavour to improve the officiating standards of football in the country.

“We are putting in place proper structures geared towards professional refereeing in line with FIFA standards and as a result we’re committed at ensuring that our match officials are well taken care of .Despite bureaucracies involved, my team will strive to offer a long term solution for delayed payments which has been a perennial problem even before we took office ” she said.

In February this year,Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Caretaker Committee whose mandate expired earlier this month announced an ambitious plan of training at least 2470 new referees before they leave office.

“We hope increase the number of qualified referees at the grassroots levels.Our target is to train at least 470 female referees – each county having at least 10 female referees with five being center referees” part of the committee statement read.

The Committee admitted that they previously had arrears of some local referees which were occasioned by a slow verification process and noted that as of now salaries are up to date.

The committee is among other priorities striving to validate Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) draft constitution and organise elections.

The mandate of the Transition Committee shall be to: “Conduct the affairs of Football Kenya Federation in accordance with the Constitution of Football Kenya Federation.

“The committee is also tasked with ensuring that Football Kenya Federation operates within the provisions of the Sports Act, 2013. Co-ordinate and ensure the smooth running of Football Kenya Federation operations including team preparations for local and international sporting events. Co-ordinate and facilitate the validation of the draft Constitution of Football Kenya Federation.”

  

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