Rwandan referees, centre referee Abdul Karim Twagirumukiza and assistant referee Ndagijimana Theogene have passed both medical and fitness test held on Friday and were cleared to officiate at this year’s Senior Challenge Cup which begins on Sunday in kenya.
The CAF Instructor Benard Mfubusa (Burundi) and retired FIFA Referee Maxim Itur (Kenya) supervised the early morning exercise at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi City. All referees have passed both medical and fitness tests and are in good condition ready for the task.
All the 16 referees including two from Rwanda underwent both test.
The Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has congratulated the referees upon making it to the tournament and urged them to exercise high levels of professionalism.
Meanwhile, all major preparations have been finalised to kick start this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the two venues of Machakos and Kakamega in Kenya.
Hosts Harambee Stars face off Amavubi of Rwanda in the official opening fixture on Sunday December 3rd 2017. Though Group ‘A’ is officially placed in Machakos, their first group match goes to Kakamega stadium to enable the natives in the far western part of Kenya also watch their home team at 02:00pm local time. Guests Libya will engage Tanzania Mainland in Machakos at 4:00pm the same day.
The group stage matches will end on December 11th with Kenya battling Tanzania in the last fixture of Group ‘A’ at Machakos ground. CECAFA has provided two resting days thereafter to enable the qualifying teams ably prepare for the semifinals scheduled for December 14th and 15th at the venues to be decided later.
1.George Gatogato- Burundi
2.Twagirumukiza Abdoul Karim – Rwanda
6.Nassor Mfaume –Zanzibar
7.Sassy Elly Ally-Tanzania
8.Malong Ring Akech- South Sudan
1.Herve Kakunze- Burundi
2.Tigle Belachew- Ethiopia
3.Ndagijimana Theogene- Rwanda
4.Tony Kidiya- Kenya
5.Joshua Achila- Kenya
6.Dick Okello- Uganda
7.Lila Soud Iddi- Tanzania
8.Ronald Katenya- Uganda