Football Kenyan Federation (FKF) will starting Monday 22 January conduct the mandatory Physical Endurance Test (PET) for referees seeking a chance to officiate in the national leagues in the 2018 campaign.
The exercise, scheduled to last for a week, will be the first of four done through the season and will be conducted at the Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani.
Laws of the game
It will involve both field work and theoretical sessions and according to the FKF Referees’ Manager Sylvester Kirwa, the match officials will be taken through the modified laws of the game in readiness for the season, which starts in a few weeks.
“FIFA and CAF, through FKF, intends to undertake the PET’s quarterly so as to regularly take our referees through modifications to the laws of the game,” he told the official FKF portal.
Topics of discussion
Among topics of discussion, as disclosed by the Referees Manager, shall be referees positioning, the handball rule, tactical fouls, penalty area incidents, the offside rule and match reporting, among others.
“We are also aiming at integrating technique and practice. We need to have referees who are not only physically fit but are also up to speed with the laws of the game,” adds Kirwa, a former FIFA referee.
The week – long exercise will be open to KPL, NSL, and Division One Referees as well as Match Commissioners.