World governing body FIFA has selected top Kenyan referees Gilbert Cheruiyot and Mary Njoroge to officiate matches at this year’s Olympic Games.The Olympic games is set for July 23rd –August 8th 2021 in Tokyo Japan.
Cheruiyot and Mary Njoroge are among 99 match officials, who include 25 referees, 50 assistant referees, 20 video match officials, and 4 support referees selected from 51 countries to officiate at the games .
Both Mary Njoroge and Gilbert Cheruiyot have officiated over numerous FIFA and CAF matches. Mary’s was earlier this year appointed to officiate the CAF Confederation Cup group stage match pitting Cameroon’s Coton Sport against Zambia’s NAPSA stars.
Her counterpart, Gilbert Cheruiyot had also in January 2021, put the Kenyan flag on the map when he officiated the Africa Nations Championships quarterfinal pitting Mali against Congo alongside FIFA referee Dr. Peter Waweru Kamaku who was the center referee.
The women’s tournament is set to kick off on July 21, 2021, with the men’s tournament commencing on July 22, 2021.