The two Kenyan referees selected for the African Nations Championships (CHAN) Aden Marwa and Davies Omweno have the all clear to officiate in the tournament after passing the Physical Endurance Test conducted earlier today in Kigali at the Amahoro Stadium.
The two completed their shuttles and laps successfully to be confirmed as fit and ready for the showpiece scheduled to start on Saturday 16 January.
Meanwhile five others will be booking early flights home after failing in the test, the biggest casualty being Bernard Camille, a very experienced referee who even officiated in the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
There was also a big blow for the CECAFA region as Sudanese referee Mohamed el Fadil was also unable to finish his laps and in effect will be packing his bags for an early return, just like Kordi Med Said, the Tunisian referee who also failed.
Two assistant referees, Mahamadou Yahaya from Niger and Dina Bienvenu from Benin also failed the test.
Referees who failed the test:
Center referees: Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Kordi Med Said (Tunisia), Mohamed el Fadil (Sudan).
Assistant referees: Mahamadou Yahaya (Niger), Dina Bienvenu (Benin).