High ranking officials from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and their Tanzanian counterparts, Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) on Thursday 18 October held talks aimed at improving the region’s football standards.
Sam Nyamweya, the Kenyan federation chairman, met Leodegar Tenga of Tanzania and among the issues discussed and agreed upon was exchange programmes as far as training courses for coaches is concerned, refereeing issues and friendly matches between the two countries’ teams at club and national levels.
In a communiqué sent to media houses, Nyamweya also revealed that in the meeting it was agreed that secretariats from the two federations draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards working together.
- We have had a very fruitful meeting that has resolved that we embark on immediate cooperation in many football areas, the statement read.
- We have also agreed that even the premier league clubs
will be playing a number of friendly matches and hold exchange programs for referees,
where referees from Kenya will be travelling to Tanzania to officiate crucial
matches and vice versa. A good example is when we had Tanzania officials officiating
Tuesday's international friendly tie between Harambee Stars and Bafana Bafana
at the Nyayo Stadium.
-We also plan exchange programs for our coaches. Since we are the pioneers of CECAFA, working together would just boost our development plans.
Nyamweya was accompanied to the meeting by acting FKF vice chair Robert Asembo. The TFF technical director Sunday Kayuni was also in attendance.