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Our Advisory Board

Bio

Khayran Noor is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an Arbitrator – MCIArb (Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), Young Members Group (YMG) Steering Committee (CIArb) and currently pursuing an LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De MontFort University (DMU), Leicester (UK).

Khayran is passionate about transparent and accountable governance, policy and management in the field of sports/law and physical activity.

She is determined to empower girls/women, People Living with Determination (PLWDs) and youth in general by supporting their sporting and physical activity experiences and enhancing/promoting the contribution of the power of sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Bio

Muhammad Suleiman is a C level Business Development professional with over 10 years’ experience across the African Continent. He brings his network and knowledge of the business ecosystem in the region to the team.

Muhammad has multi sector experience in Marketing, Film, Media, Real Estate, B2B and B2G engagements.

Muhammad operates and manages his own corporate advisory and property services business that offers bespoke services to local and global clients.

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Roshni Bhatt holds a BA in Sports Management, and a Masters’ in High Performance Coaching Soccer from Barcelona, Spain.

Roshni is a former football player turned into strength and conditioning coach and video analyst, football tactician and enthusiast.

She is currently a Performance Analyst and Assistant Women Development Officer, under Football Federation of Kenya and has previously engaged in projects such as FIFA/FKF Grassroots’ Women Football Development Program.

Bio

Brian is the Team Lead,  software developer and UX Researcher at Muts Tech. Being a certified IBM Big Data Specialist, he has worked with different organizations to deploy both hardware and software-based technologies in the entertainment and payment space.

Before Muts Tech Brian worked as a senior developer and UX researcher at iHub Software Consulting.Previously, Brian was the technology lead at Homeboyz Group – a leading event and entertainment company in Eastern Africa. As the technology lead at Homeboyz Group he worked on eWallet technologies (Swype Pay), online ticketing platforms (tikiti.co.ke) and many other conference based platforms and applications. He also led the team at Jambo.bet to deploy the Kenyan version of the platform, payment integrations, and analytics portal.

In the course of his career, he had been involved in the development, deployment, and testing of diverse solutions such as marathon timing systems, NFC cashless payment platforms.

Bio

Susan Njoki is an amateur football player and an U7 football coach at Kahawa Sportive Soccer Academy in Nairobi, and a Bundesliga Youth Ambassador (BUYA) in Kenya.


In March 2020, she was nominated as a Bundesliga Project Lead for Mathare Youth Sports Association.


She is a peer educator for the elderly and youth in her community since 2018 and has been acting as a team doctor to different soccer teams during tournaments and activities.


She was a semi-finalist for the World Remit ‘Future Stars’ Program hosted by the Arsenal Football Club (AFC), London, UK having been shortlisted among sixteen (16) other coaches from Africa.


Currently a co-founder of ‘Mea na Mimea’ or ‘Growing with Crops’ Initiative which advocates and empowers developing young and talented children through urban farming especially those considered to be among the urban poor.


She is also involved in identifying, developing and mentoring talented youth in her community.

Bio

Orthopedic Surgeon : A-Professor Algiers University School of Medicine

• Senior Consultant Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy

• Chairman: FIFA Medical Center of Excellence – Algiers, Algeria

• Senior Advisor: FIFA Medical Center of Excellence – Dubai, UAE

• Vice-Président: CAF Medical Committee

• CAF CMO – Médecin Chef

• Member FIFA Medical Committee

• FIFA Instructor

• FIFA Doping Control Officer

• Expert FIFA Diploma

• CAF Medical Officer – CAF Cup of Nations : Mali2002, Tunisia2004, Egypt2006, Ghana2008, Angola2010

• CAF Chief Medical Officer : CHAN 2018, CAN 2019

• FIFA General Medical Officer – FIFA U-17 World Cup : Egypt1995, Peru2005, Nigeria2009, Mexico2011, UAE2013,

Chile2015

• FIFA General Medical Officer – FIFA U-20 World Cup : Nigeria1999, Argentina2001, UAE2003, Canada2007, Egypt2009, Turkey2013

• FIFA Medical Officer – FIFA World Cup : France1998, Korea-Japan2002, Germany2006, SouthAfrica2010, Brazil2014, Russia2018

• FIFA/IOC Medical Officer – Olympic Football Tournament : Athens2008 (Volos), London2012 (Manchester), Rio2016 (Brasilia)

Member:

• ANAMS : Association Nationale Algérienne de Médecine Sportive

• Membre Fondateur : Groupe Médecine Football

• GACGA: Groupe Algérien de Chirurgie du Genou et d’Arthroscopie

• ISAKOS : International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

• Program Committee for the 3rd International Football Medicine Conference 2010 Sun City – South Africa

• Organizing and Scientific Committee : 1st Consensus Meeting on Ramadan and Football Doha (Qatar) 25-26 November 2011

Bio

Brian is the Team Lead,  software developer and UX Researcher at Muts Tech. Being a certified IBM Big Data Specialist, he has worked with different organizations to deploy both hardware and software-based technologies in the entertainment and payment space.

Before Muts Tech Brian worked as a senior developer and UX researcher at iHub Software Consulting.Previously, Brian was the technology lead at Homeboyz Group – a leading event and entertainment company in Eastern Africa. As the technology lead at Homeboyz Group he worked on eWallet technologies (Swype Pay), online ticketing platforms (tikiti.co.ke) and many other conference based platforms and applications. He also led the team at Jambo.bet to deploy the Kenyan version of the platform, payment integrations, and analytics portal.

In the course of his career, he had been involved in the development, deployment, and testing of diverse solutions such as marathon timing systems, NFC cashless payment platforms.

Bio

Achta is from Chad and holds a master’s degree in international business law from the University of Bordeaux 4.

Achta has started her career at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2006. She was holding the position of Project Manager. In 2008, she joined FIFA where she worked for 2 years in the Player’s Status Department.

Having a desire to go back to her homeland, Achta returned to Chad in 2010, where she established her own consultancy firm specialized in Business and Sports Law. In the meantime, she headed the legal department of the Chadian water Company. In 2017, she was appointed as Constitutional Counselor in the Constitutional Council of Chad.

Achta reintegrated in the world of Sports when she rejoined CAF in 2018, this time in the position of the Director of Legal Affairs. Since 2019, she is also in charge of the Compliance Department of CAF.

Bio

Marisa Schlenker (USA /GER) – Community and program manager at the Yunus Sports Hub.

With more than seven years’ experience in the sport for development sector, she has worked

as a trainer, program manager, partnerships coordinator, gender specialist and more recently

in monitoring, evaluation, and learning roles.

She has a Masters in sport for development and conflict resolution from the Universitat

Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and is finishing her second masters at Konstanz University in

Public Administration and Political Science. She has worked on many sustainability in sport

research projects, is a member of the Sport Ecology Graduate Mentorship Programme,

provides programme support to SandSI’s football4climate initiative and most recently joined

the Sustainability Reference Group of the International Biathlon Union. She is engaged in the

FARE Network’s LGBTQI and Ethnic Minority Women in Football working groups.  In 2018-

2019, she was the lead researcher of the EU funded Global Goals World Cup Erasmus +

project.

Bio

Marisa Schlenker (USA /GER) – Community and program manager at the Yunus Sports Hub.

With more than seven years’ experience in the sport for development sector, she has worked

as a trainer, program manager, partnerships coordinator, gender specialist and more recently

in monitoring, evaluation, and learning roles.

She has a Masters in sport for development and conflict resolution from the Universitat

Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and is finishing her second masters at Konstanz University in

Public Administration and Political Science. She has worked on many sustainability in sport

research projects, is a member of the Sport Ecology Graduate Mentorship Programme,

provides programme support to SandSI’s football4climate initiative and most recently joined

the Sustainability Reference Group of the International Biathlon Union. She is engaged in the

FARE Network’s LGBTQI and Ethnic Minority Women in Football working groups.  In 2018-

2019, she was the lead researcher of the EU funded Global Goals World Cup Erasmus +

project.

Bio

Equipped with over 30 years of experience in football coaching, Vin Blaine serves

as the Director of Football and Coaching Education with the US Virgin Islands

Soccer Association. During his massive career, Vin previously held the title of

Technical Director with not only the Jamaica Football Federation but also the

Grenada Football Association as well. At the same time, he also served as a FIFA

and CONCACAF Coach Educator, which allowed him 10 years of teaching courses

across the Caribbean.

Then joining the Jamaica Football Federation Coaching School, he served as a Lead Coach Educator, where it was his responsibility to develop the manual for the course's Technical Modules. As he built up an array of skills, at one point in his career, he had the honor of being in charge of the Jamaica Football Federation’s Female Football Programme. In this role for a decade, he was able to use his dedicated coaching experience to guide the Senior Reggae Girlz football team in qualifying for the 2008 Pan American Games.

At the National level, he has even coached Jamaica Beach Football, Futsal, and other Female Teams. Alongside this, coaching at Harbour View Football Club and his previous accomplishments, during his 30-year career, Vin has been the only coach in Jamaican football history to lead his teams to victories at both the Women’s Premier League and the Men’s Premier League Competitions.

Bio

Equipped with over 30 years of experience in football coaching, Vin Blaine serves

as the Director of Football and Coaching Education with the US Virgin Islands

Soccer Association. During his massive career, Vin previously held the title of

Technical Director with not only the Jamaica Football Federation but also the

Grenada Football Association as well. At the same time, he also served as a FIFA

and CONCACAF Coach Educator, which allowed him 10 years of teaching courses

across the Caribbean.

Then joining the Jamaica Football Federation Coaching School, he served as a Lead Coach Educator, where it was his responsibility to develop the manual for the course's Technical Modules. As he built up an array of skills, at one point in his career, he had the honor of being in charge of the Jamaica Football Federation’s Female Football Programme. In this role for a decade, he was able to use his dedicated coaching experience to guide the Senior Reggae Girlz football team in qualifying for the 2008 Pan American Games.

At the National level, he has even coached Jamaica Beach Football, Futsal, and other Female Teams. Alongside this, coaching at Harbour View Football Club and his previous accomplishments, during his 30-year career, Vin has been the only coach in Jamaican football history to lead his teams to victories at both the Women’s Premier League and the Men’s Premier League Competitions.

Bio

Jane Adhiambo is a para athlete, in professional Wheelchair Tennis. She also plays Para volleyball, wheelchair basketball and trains in powerlifting.

She holds a Diploma in Community Counselling and a Certificate in Public Relations and Customer Care from Kenya, Certificate in Coaching from Kenya Lawn Tennis, Action Network for the Disabled, Coaches across the Continent and National Olympic Committee of Kenya Women Sports Administrators’ Course. She is also trained on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.

In 2018, Jane won ‘The SOYA Award’ (Kenya Sports Personality of Year Awards), under the Woman Living with Disability Category, was elected regional representative at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Wheelchair Tennis Players Council representing Africa, and Player representative in Kenya Lawn Tennis Council.

Jane has worked as a Sports Coach in Inclusive Sport, Special Needs children and Sexual, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Reproductive Health Rights Projects.

Jane has won Eight (8) gold medals, Nine (9) silver medals and Three (3) bronze medals in both single and doubles at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Competitions.

Bio

Jane Adhiambo is a para athlete, in professional Wheelchair Tennis. She also plays Para volleyball, wheelchair basketball and trains in powerlifting.She holds a Diploma in Community Counselling and a Certificate in Public Relations and Customer Care from Kenya, Certificate in Coaching from Kenya Lawn Tennis, Action Network for the Disabled, Coaches across the Continent and National Olympic Committee of Kenya Women Sports Administrators’ Course. She is also trained on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights.In 2018, Jane won ‘The SOYA Award’ (Kenya Sports Personality of Year Awards), under the Woman Living with Disability Category, was elected regional representative at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Wheelchair Tennis Players Council representing Africa, and Player representative in Kenya Lawn Tennis Council.Jane has worked as a Sports Coach in Inclusive Sport, Special Needs children and Sexual, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Reproductive Health Rights Projects.Jane has won Eight (8) gold medals, Nine (9) silver medals and Three (3) bronze medals in both single and doubles at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Competitions.

Bio

Achta is from Chad and holds a master’s degree in international business law from the University of Bordeaux 4.

Achta has started her career at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2006. She was holding the position of Project Manager. In 2008, she joined FIFA where she worked for 2 years in the Player’s Status Department.

Having a desire to go back to her homeland, Achta returned to Chad in 2010, where she established her own consultancy firm specialized in Business and Sports Law. In the meantime, she headed the legal department of the Chadian water Company. In 2017, she was appointed as Constitutional Counselor in the Constitutional Council of Chad.

Achta reintegrated in the world of Sports when she rejoined CAF in 2018, this time in the position of the Director of Legal Affairs. Since 2019, she is also in charge of the Compliance Department of CAF.

Bio

Achta is from Chad and holds a master’s degree in international business law from the University of Bordeaux 4.

Achta has started her career at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2006. She was holding the position of Project Manager. In 2008, she joined FIFA where she worked for 2 years in the Player’s Status Department.

Having a desire to go back to her homeland, Achta returned to Chad in 2010, where she established her own consultancy firm specialized in Business and Sports Law. In the meantime, she headed the legal department of the Chadian water Company. In 2017, she was appointed as Constitutional Counselor in the Constitutional Council of Chad.

Achta reintegrated in the world of Sports when she rejoined CAF in 2018, this time in the position of the Director of Legal Affairs. Since 2019, she is also in charge of the Compliance Department of CAF.

Bio

Orthopedic Surgeon : A-Professor Algiers University School of Medicine

• Senior Consultant Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy

• Chairman: FIFA Medical Center of Excellence – Algiers, Algeria

• Senior Advisor: FIFA Medical Center of Excellence – Dubai, UAE

• Vice-Président: CAF Medical Committee

• CAF CMO – Médecin Chef

• Member FIFA Medical Committee

• FIFA Instructor

• FIFA Doping Control Officer

• Expert FIFA Diploma

• CAF Medical Officer – CAF Cup of Nations : Mali2002, Tunisia2004, Egypt2006, Ghana2008, Angola2010

• CAF Chief Medical Officer : CHAN 2018, CAN 2019

• FIFA General Medical Officer – FIFA U-17 World Cup : Egypt1995, Peru2005, Nigeria2009, Mexico2011, UAE2013,

Chile2015

• FIFA General Medical Officer – FIFA U-20 World Cup : Nigeria1999, Argentina2001, UAE2003, Canada2007, Egypt2009, Turkey2013

• FIFA Medical Officer – FIFA World Cup : France1998, Korea-Japan2002, Germany2006, SouthAfrica2010, Brazil2014, Russia2018

• FIFA/IOC Medical Officer – Olympic Football Tournament : Athens2008 (Volos), London2012 (Manchester), Rio2016 (Brasilia)

Member:

• ANAMS : Association Nationale Algérienne de Médecine Sportive

• Membre Fondateur : Groupe Médecine Football

• GACGA: Groupe Algérien de Chirurgie du Genou et d’Arthroscopie

• ISAKOS : International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

• Program Committee for the 3rd International Football Medicine Conference 2010 Sun City – South Africa

• Organizing and Scientific Committee : 1st Consensus Meeting on Ramadan and Football Doha (Qatar) 25-26 November 2011

Bio

Orthopedic Surgeon : A-Professor Algiers University School of Medicine

• Senior Consultant Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy

• Chairman: FIFA Medical Center of Excellence – Algiers, Algeria

• Senior Advisor: FIFA Medical Center of Excellence – Dubai, UAE

• Vice-Président: CAF Medical Committee

• CAF CMO – Médecin Chef

• Member FIFA Medical Committee

• FIFA Instructor

• FIFA Doping Control Officer

• Expert FIFA Diploma

• CAF Medical Officer – CAF Cup of Nations : Mali2002, Tunisia2004, Egypt2006, Ghana2008, Angola2010

• CAF Chief Medical Officer : CHAN 2018, CAN 2019

• FIFA General Medical Officer – FIFA U-17 World Cup : Egypt1995, Peru2005, Nigeria2009, Mexico2011, UAE2013,

Chile2015

• FIFA General Medical Officer – FIFA U-20 World Cup : Nigeria1999, Argentina2001, UAE2003, Canada2007, Egypt2009, Turkey2013

• FIFA Medical Officer – FIFA World Cup : France1998, Korea-Japan2002, Germany2006, SouthAfrica2010, Brazil2014, Russia2018

• FIFA/IOC Medical Officer – Olympic Football Tournament : Athens2008 (Volos), London2012 (Manchester), Rio2016 (Brasilia)

Member:

• ANAMS : Association Nationale Algérienne de Médecine Sportive

• Membre Fondateur : Groupe Médecine Football

• GACGA: Groupe Algérien de Chirurgie du Genou et d’Arthroscopie

• ISAKOS : International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

• Program Committee for the 3rd International Football Medicine Conference 2010 Sun City – South Africa

• Organizing and Scientific Committee : 1st Consensus Meeting on Ramadan and Football Doha (Qatar) 25-26 November 2011

Bio

Khayran Noor is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Member of the Legal Committee of Women Sport International (WSI) and an Arbitrator – MCIArb (Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), Young Members Group (YMG) Steering Committee (CIArb) and currently pursuing an LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De MontFort University (DMU), Leicester (UK).

Khayran is passionate about transparent and accountable governance, policy and management in the field of sports/law and physical activity.

She is determined to empower girls/women, People Living with Determination (PLWDs) and youth in general by supporting their sporting and physical activity experiences and enhancing/promoting the contribution of the power of sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Bio

Khayran Noor is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Member of the Legal Committee of Women Sport International (WSI) and an Arbitrator – MCIArb (Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), Young Members Group (YMG) Steering Committee (CIArb) and currently pursuing an LLM in Sports Law and Practice at De MontFort University (DMU), Leicester (UK).

Khayran is passionate about transparent and accountable governance, policy and management in the field of sports/law and physical activity.

She is determined to empower girls/women, People Living with Determination (PLWDs) and youth in general by supporting their sporting and physical activity experiences and enhancing/promoting the contribution of the power of sport to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).