One more Kenyan referee, Gilbert Cheruiyot, has been selected among the officials at the 2016 African Nations Championships (CHAN) in Rwanda following the failure by some referees to make the cut from the Physical Endurance Test (PET) held in Kigali.
Cheruiyot has been called up as a replacement for one of the two assistant referees who failed in the PET earlier today and he will be leaving for Rwanda on Wednesday 13 January.
Cheruiyot’s addition to the list makes it three the number of Kenyan referees at the tournament with Davies Omweno and Aden Marwa there already.
Cheruiyot will be the second replacement from the CECAFA region after the addition of Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tassame.
The call for Cheruiyot, adds to his rich profile after the assistant referee officiated in top tournaments in the continent, including the final of the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
The CHAN tournament is scheduled to start on Saturday 16 January and run until Sunday 7 February across four towns in Rwanda.
A date for the replacement referees’ PET is yet to be confirmed.