The Kenyan Referee Association will have one of their own make history on July 1, 2019, when Peter Waweru will become the first center referee from the country to oversee an African Cup of Nations Match.
Waweru, a lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has been entrusted by the Confederation of African Football to oversee the last Group D match between Namibia and African giants Ivory Coast.
Waweru won’t be the only Kenyan in the game as his counterpart Gilbert Cheruiyot will be one of the assistant referees in a game that has Lesotho’s Souru Phatsoane as the other official.
Peter’s profile has been rising in Africa and officiated certain games in the just concluded CAF Champions League.
The FIFA ref was in Niger for the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, his first major assignment since earning his badge in 2017.
Cheruiyot too is making his debut in the tournament after successfully graduating through the junior ranks; the FIFA accredited having the CAF Elite 'A' rank.
Cheruiyot also took part in the 2016 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in Rwanda.