Over fifty residents have qualified as referees from different wards in Uriri Constituency.
This was after a five-day training exercise that took place at Uriri High School.
57 participants undertook the Class III National Referee’s course by the Football Kenya Federation. Area MP Mark Nyamita sponsored the training exercise.
While speaking to the press, Nyamita said the exercise was part of his Tukuza Talanta initiative that aims to improve sports in the constituency.
“Most importantly why we are doing this, we are trying to capacity build at the base so that these young men and women get a career out of this,” said Nyamita.
Nyamita said the exercise was also a way to professionalize football in the talent rich Uriri Constituency.
The first time MP added that this was a build-up to this years annual Tukuza Talanta tournament where the trainees will be involved.
Edwin Abila a witness, lauded the training as a job creation opportunity by the member of parliament.
Abila said engaging in sporting activities was an alternative source of income due to limited employment opportunities.
“Am happy that the MP is ensuring that every youth has an opportunity to get a source of livelihood through sports,” said Abila.
Instructors Stephen Oduor (FIFA/CAF/FKF fitness head coach) and Moses Osano (FIFA/FKF technical coach) urged the trainees carry themselves with integrity going forward.
A similar training for coaches will also take place in the next two weeks in the constituency.
Last year, the MP sponsored training for over 50 coaches for CAF D license course.