The FKF Transition Committee has unveiled members of its Independent Disciplinary and Appeals Committee (IDAC).
Former Kenya Referees Association chairman GMT Ottieno, Kenya Football Coaches Association (Kefoca) Chairman John Bob Oyugi,former Kenyan international Josphat Murila, lawyer Bernard Murunga and ex-team manager of Harambee Starlets Asha Pili Ramadhan were named in the committee.
The chairman of the FKF Transition Committee Justice (Rtd) Aaron Ringera appreciated the new members for heeding the call of their country in time of need.
“It is always a honour to be asked to serve your country in any capacity. By agreeing to take up this role, it means you value your country and ready to serve the game. I know also that you are all eminently qualified for your roles,” Justice (Rtd) Ringera said during the unveiling of the five-member IDAC.
Transition Referees Committee chairman Caesar Handa urged appointed members to conduct their activities with impartiality in line with world football governing body, FIFA standards.
“This is an able team of men and lady, who have got the necessary experience to do the right job, and I appeal to them to be professional in their undertakings during the pending cases and the remaining matches of the season,” he said.
Leagues and Competitions chairman Ali Amour praised the composition of the team saying it is an all-round committee.
“This is a balanced team comprising of a referee, coach, ex player, team manager and a sports legal expert who will offer consultancy services to the team. We are expecting our leagues to end on a high without any complaints from clubs, which are committed to honour their obligations,” said Amour.
Coach Oyugi was the brains behind tens of Kenyan sportsmen with academic acumen moving to the USA to study on sports sponsorships in a programme that started in 1997.
He said football world is bleeding today because of a shortage of leaders and emphasised on proper training of footballers to help them become effective leaders by giving them responsibilities beyond football career.
“Leadership is a skill that can be harnessed from an early age. Through football, we contribute to this by nurturing players’ hidden talents, recommend them to international learning institutions that enable them to socialise, build their confidence and self-esteem, besides the diversity and promotion of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual alertness,” concluded Oyugi.
The Independent Disciplinary Standing Committee is mandated to adjudicate disciplinary matters which are pending from the tenure of the FKF Caretaker Committee and, those which will arise during the mandate of the FKF Transition Committee in accordance with the FKF Constitution and the Rules and Regulations Governing Kenyan Football (2019).
•One of the founder members of Kenya Premier League Limited
•Former Kenya Referees Association chairman
•The ex Kenya Premier League head of technical services, safety and security
•Former Member of Sports Disputes Tribunal
•Former member, The league Independent Disciplinary and Appeals Committee (IDAC)
John Bob Oyugi
•Kenya Football Coaches Association (Kefoca) Chairman
•Veteran coach and brains behind tens of Kenyan sportsmen with academic acumen moving to the USA to study on sports sponsorships.
•Founder Edu Sports Academy project
•Former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars defender
•Arguably the country’s best ever central defender.
•Achievements: 3 Premier League titles (1980,81,84); 3 CECAFA club titles (1981-83)
•The outstanding Kenyan player obtained 63 international caps with his National Team.
Asha Pili Ramadhan
•Former chairlady Kenya women premier league
•Ex-team Manager Harambee Starlets
•Representative of FKF South Coast branch
•Founder Beach soccer,Coach Ambassador of Hope
Bernard Munyefu Murunga
•Lawyer and Advocate of the High Court
•Been involved in football administration for the past ten years
•Held various positions in different sports organizations and Committees during the period.