By Gilbert Wandera
The initiative, Player Registration System, (PRS) was introduced to Nairobi clubs on Friday.
The PRS will among other things curtail squabbles over a player by different clubs, contractual disputes between clubs and players and, double signing by players for different clubs.
Further, the system will give necessary information on all players to the general public and club opponents.
“This initiative will help curb issues like age cheating which has been rampant in the age category tournaments and also help keep track of the development of a player,” said Robert Asembo the FKF National Executive Committee (NEC) official for Nairobi.
The method, according to Asembo will also track players licence and their grassroots development. The method has been going on in the Nairobi Division One League and will be rolled out to other branches all over the country.
“We are anticipating great progress once the plans are rolled out across the other branches to enhance the availability of data on all active players. We are also looking for sponsors to come on board so that our football activities go on smoothly without any hindrance,” said the official.
Also present were IT expert Nick Mwendwa who has been appointed the new TMS manager. Mwendwa is also the chairman of FKF Division One League side Kariobangi Sharks. FKF Nairobi branch officials Steven Ragos, (Branch Secretary), Bashir Hussein (treasurer), and Eastlands cordinator George Onyango were also present.
Elsewhere, Alex Ole Magelo has successfully retained his seat as AFC Leopards chairman for the second consecutive term.
Magelo was elected unopposed at the club’s national elections that were held at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, on Sunday.