Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is set to host the 2017 FIFA International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) Conference scheduled to take place on 10th May 2017 in Nairobi.
The move has been necessitated by FIFA’s decision to have Kenya host the annual event that will see Confederation of African Football (CAF ) Member Associations, Union of European Football Association ( UEFA ) and French speaking countries gather in Nairobi for a two-day workshop.
Football Kenya Federation C.E.O, Robert Muthomi said that the country is privileged to have been given a hosting chance for such a big event. The event is lined up just few days after CAF officials were in the country carrying out inspections on venues to host CHAN 2018.
“We are honored to have been selected by FIFA to host the 2017 FIFA ITMS conference,” said Muthomi.
The country’s football governing body C.E.O further added that the federation remains committed to host a successful event. He promised that they will provide full support to see the function go down well.
“As such, we remain committed to providing all the necessary advice and onsite support, vital in ensuring the event is a success,” added Muthomi.
The key goals of the Nairobi workshop will be to facilitate the sharing of information, expertise and best practices among ITMS users including clubs, associations and FIFA ITMS Department.
The annual event will be taking place for the first time in Kenya aims to educate FIFA TMS user community on the changes of FIFA TMS systems.
This could be a huge step in developing good football governance not only on the continent but in Kenya specifically. The workshop comes less than a year before Kenya hostS the African Nations Championships (CHAN) of 2018 edition.