County trains its soccer referees

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho address the media at the Kirinyaga Central CDF office grounds after presiding over the graduation  ceremony of 92 soccer  referees  for the county after an intensive course that cost sh 1 million

The quality of soccer in Kirinyaga County is set to rise to higher standards after 91 Class  2 and  Class 3 referees graduated  this week .

The  referees  in Class 2  have qualified to officiate matches  in any part of the country while  those in Class 3 will be exclusively be used to  look into the local soccer .

Through the patronage of the Interior PS Dr Karanja Kibicho   out of the  100 trainees who had been enlisted for the course 91 qualified and graduated .

And they will  from  March 19 start utilizing their skills  when the second  s e a sson of the Karanja Kibicho tournament kicks off across  the county with over 300 teams  expected to take part. 

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho present a certificate to one of the 91 soccer referees who graduated this week at the Kirinyaga Central CDF office grounds as Engineer Kangangi Gikungi (center) and county Jubilee party chairman Murithi Kangara (left) look on.

Speaking during  the graduation ceremony held at the Kirinyaga Central CDF office grounds   , Kerugoya Kibicho said  the county can no longer afford to do its business as usual.

He said all efforts should be made to ensure this highly potential county secured its rightful place with the rest in all sectors and spheres of development.

“Fish eating and soccer have always been associated with a particular community yet both trends were meant to improve the dietary and  body health of the people since soccer has made youths from the lake region travel far and wide yet those from our county just remain useful to politicians ,” Kibicho  said.

The official who  is one of sons of the county said his vision was to see youths venturing  into the soccer world since the area has high and untapped potential.

Interior PS Karanja Kibicho when he launched the second Kibicho tournament at the Kirinyaga Central CDF office grounds this week after presiding over the graduation ceremony of 91 soccer referees

“Am optimistic that now that we have our own referees our youths will turn up at the kickoff of  my tournament where those with the untapped talent can be identified and empowered  to develop their skills and turn soccer professionals ,”he said.

The referees who graduated comprised of men and women drawn from all the Five area Sub-Counties hence the level ground for all the youths interested  in soccer while  the Class 2 group  will be able to improve their skills as they venture across the 46  counties .

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