The commission's chairperson Nelly Odera on Wednesday confirmed that already 20 women are undergoing online training to take over the role of basketball table officials during local league matches and tournaments when the season tips off in September.
According to Odera, who is also the team manager of Eagle Wings basketball team, the table officials course which is being conducted by Kenya's international basketball referee Eric Omondi, will be followed by a women's coaches clinic next month as the commission seeks to increase the women coaches in the country.
According to Odera, 25 women coaches have already attained qualifications to coach in the Kenya Basketball Federation-affiliated leagues and will soon be starting their online training after their training was postponed from last month.
"It is a very unfortunate situation where only two women coaches are actively coaching premier league teams, among them long serving Eagle Wings coach Everlyne Kedogo and most recently Sylvia Kamau who was appointed Equity Bank women basketball team coach in February," Odera said adding that several other women coaches will be joining the two after completing the month-long online coaches clinic.
According to Odera, several women have already taken up basketball coaching especially at the secondary schools and colleges level but need training so that they can be certified.