Kenya will have three referees at the fourth edition of the African Nations Championships (CHAN) scheduled to start on Saturday 16 January in Rwanda. Soka has reliably learnt that assistant referee Gilbert Cheruiyot has been confirmed for the tournament four days to kickoff.
The referee will slot in as a replacement for one of the two assistant referees who failed in the Physical Endurance Test (PET) conducted earlier on Tuesday 12 January in Kigali.
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He joins two other Kenyan match officials, Aden Marwa and Davies Omweno who were part of the PET and completed successfully.
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Cheruiyot will be one of two replacements from the CECAFA region, the other one being Bamlak Tassame, a center referee from Ethiopia who was a standby referee ahead of the tournament.
Cheruiyot recently officiated in the CECAFA Senior Challenge, and was in charge as the second assistant referee in the final pitting Uganda against Rwanda.
The two are part of the replacements made after five officials were unsuccessful in the PET. Along with the other replacements, they will undergo a PET of their own to determine that they are physically and medically fine to officiate in the tournament.