Referee Tabitha Njoroge gives FKF thumbs up
Former FIFA Referee Tabitha Njoroge has lauded the notable improvements at the current Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has brought to football in the country over the last four years.
The former lady whistler noted that it is a great achievement that for the first time in 15 years, Harambee Stars took part in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The national team, who have been drafted into Group E of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Mali, Uganda and Rwanda look set to make it to the world premiere competition in Qatar for the first time ever.
The ladies national team Harambee Starlets on their side made their debut in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) and hope to make a comeback in the 2020 AWCON as they set out to face Tanzania in the first round of the qualifiers. The winner on aggregate will play against either DR Congo or Sao Tome and Principe in the second and final qualifying round.
Starlets also made the country proud after winning the 2019 CECAFA Women Championships in Tanzania for the first time ever.
The current regime has also made it easier for the referees to take part in the Physical Endurance Tests after waiving the ksh.3000 fee charge.
"The current regime has improved women's football in the country which previously did not have a voice and has also improved the state of referees," Njoroge said.
"We appreciate the Federation for giving us a voice to manage our football as women hence we achieve more unlike when we were placed at the sidelines," She continued.