The reigning Kenyan Premier League (KPL) assistant referee of the year Mr. Aden Marwa, who hails from Kehancha and a teacher by profession, could be the first Kenyan to officiate at a FIFA World Cup.
The FIFA recognised official has been in the limelight for some time now, officiating in world and continental events and is among the candidates shortlisted for the referees training in Zurich in October for officials expected to handle the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Marwa, who last officiated in the KPL tie between Gor Mahia and Chemelil Sugar on Sunday 15 July before leaving for Egypt for the CAF Champions League tie between Al Ahly and Zamalek on Sunday 22 July, is hopeful that he will get the chance so as to make his contribution in developing the game.
-It feels good to make the shortlist, it is my prayer that all goes well in the training so that I can make my contribution to the beautiful game at the highest level, he told futaa.com.
Marwa’s international experience started in 2009 when he officiated at the CAF U20 championships in Rwanda. He has since done duty at the CHAN tournament in Sudan in January 2011, The U17 World Cup in Mexico in July 2011, CAF U23 championships in Morocco in December before officiating at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon early this year.