Kenya national football team

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Kenya
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harambee Stars
Association Football Kenya Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (Central & East Africa)
Head coach Sébastien Migné
Captain Victor Wanyama
Most caps Mike Origi (120)
Top scorer Dennis Oliech (34)
Home stadium Moi International Sports Centre
FIFA code KEN
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 112 Decrease 1 (7 June 2018)
Highest 68 (December 2008)
Lowest 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 116 Decrease 6 (6 May 2018)
Highest 60 (November 1983)
Lowest 140 (August 2011)
First international
 Kenya 1–1 Uganda 
(Nairobi, Kenya; 1 May 1926)
Biggest win
 Kenya 10–0 Zanzibar 
(Nairobi, Kenya 04 October 1961)
Biggest defeat
 Kenya 2–12 Ghana 
(Nairobi, Kenya 12 December 1965)[1]
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 5 (first in 1972)
Best result Group stage, 1972, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 2004

The Kenya national football team represents Kenya in international football. It is controlled by the Football Kenya Federation, the governing body of football in Kenya, and competes as a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), a sub-confederation of CAF that has jurisdiction in East and Central Africa. The team is colloquially known as the Harambee Stars and plays its home games primarily at the Nyayo National Stadium in the country's capital, Nairobi. The team has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup finals.

History

Kenya has appeared in five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, never reaching second round. The team entered its first FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 1974. As of 2018, they have never qualified for the final tournament.

2004 FIFA suspension

FIFA suspended Kenya from all football activities for three months in 2004, due to the interference of the government in football activities. The ban was reversed after the country agreed to create new statutes.[2]

2006 FIFA international ban

On October 25, 2006, Kenya was suspended again from international football for failing to fulfill a January 2006 agreement made to resolve recurrent problems in their football federation. FIFA announced that the suspension would be in force until the federation complies with the agreements previously reached.[2][3]

Kenya are currently coached by Stanley Okumbi.

Recent History

Kenya has not qualified for a major international tournament since the 2004 AFCON. The current head coach Stanley Okumbi was appointed in February 2016,[4] and since his appointment Kenya has climbed back into the top 100 FIFA ranked nations.[5]

In May 2017, the Football Kenya Federation signed a 3-year partnership with kits manufacturer Mafro Sports to provide the kits for all national teams, as well as junior categories. The national team will use red jerseys for home matches, white jerseys for away matches, and green jerseys for matches played on neutral venues.[6][7]

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Mexico 1970
Did not enter Did not enter
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 9 8
Argentina 1978 2 0 1 1 0 1
Spain 1982 2 1 0 1 3 6
Mexico 1986 4 1 1 2 6 10
Italy 1990 6 1 3 2 2 4
United States 1994 2 1 0 1 2 4
France 1998 8 4 1 3 13 14
South KoreaJapan 2002 2 0 1 1 0 2
Germany 2006 12 4 1 7 13 18
South Africa 2010 12 4 1 7 13 16
Brazil 2014 8 3 3 2 11 5
Russia 2018 4 2 1 1 6 4
Qatar 2022 To be determined
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026
Total 0/21 68 23 15 30 78 92

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
Sudan 1957 to
United Arab Republic 1959
Did not enter
Ethiopia 1962 to
Sudan 1970
Did not qualify
Cameroon 1972 Round 1 5th 3 0 2 1 3 4
Egypt 1974 to
Libya 1982
Did not qualify
Ivory Coast 1984 Did not enter
Egypt 1986 Did not qualify
Morocco 1988 Round 1 8th 3 0 1 2 0 6
Algeria 1990 Round 1 8th 3 0 1 2 0 3
Senegal 1992 Round 1 9th 2 0 0 2 1 5
Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
South Africa 1996 Withdrew
Burkina Faso 1998 to
Mali 2002
Did not qualify
Tunisia 2004 Round 1 11th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Egypt 2006 to
Gabon 2017
Did not qualify
Cameroon 2019 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021
Guinea 2023
Total Round 1 5/29 14 1 4 9 8 24

African Games

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Kenya national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Honours

Recent results

Players

Current squad

The following players have been selected for a friendly match against Comoros on 24 March 2018.[8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Patrick Matasi (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 30) 1 0 Kenya Posta Rangers
18 1GK Farouk Shikalo (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Bandari
22 1GK John Oyemba (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 25) 0 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks

2 2DF Ismael Athuman (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Spain Fuenlabrada
3 2DF Aboud Omar (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 25) 26 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
4 2DF David Ochieng (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 25) 26 2 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
12 2DF Victor Wanyama (captain) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 27) 47 4 England Tottenham Hotspur

6 3MF Anthony Akumu (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 25) 30 0 Zambia ZESCO United
8 3MF Johanna Omolo (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 28) 18 4 Belgium Cercle Brugge
10 3MF Eric Johanna Omondi (1994-08-18) 18 August 1994 (age 23) 15 2 Sweden IF Brommapojkarna
13 3MF Samuel Onyango (1994-11-30) 30 November 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars
15 3MF David Owino (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 30) 49 2 Zambia ZESCO United
16 3MF Clifton Miheso (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 25) 30 5 Zambia Buildcon
17 3MF McDonald Mariga (1987-04-04) 4 April 1987 (age 31) 39 4 Spain Real Oviedo
23 3MF Patilah Omoto (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 23) 7 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks

5 4FW Duncan Otieno (1994-05-26) 26 May 1994 (age 24) 3 0 Kenya Leopards
7 4FW Ayub Masika (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 25) 14 4 China Beijing Renhe
9 4FW Erick Kapaito 25 December 1 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks
11 4FW Paul Were (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 27) 26 3 Greece Acharnaikos
14 4FW Michael Olunga (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 24) 21 7 Spain Girona
19 4FW Francis Kahata (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 26) 24 1 Kenya Gor Mahia
21 4FW Jesse Were (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 29) 17 0 Zambia ZESCO United

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Kenya squad within the past 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Boniface Oluoch (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 31) 25 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
GK David Okello (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 31) 6 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Uganda, 23 March 2017

DF Musa Mohammed (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 27) 17 0 Albania KF Tirana
DF Eric Ouma (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 21) 14 0 Georgia (country) Kolkheti-1913 Poti
DF Brian Onyango (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 23) 23 2 South Africa Maritzburg United
DF Jockins Atudo (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 32) 37 3 Kenya Posta Rangers v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
DF Wesley Onguso (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Kenya Sofapaka v.  DR Congo, 09 October 2017
DF Collins Shivachi (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 24) 1 1 Kenya Tusker
DF Duncan Otewa (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 32) 0 0 Kenya Bandari

MF Osborne Monday (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 33) 25 1 Kenya Tusker v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
MF Amos Nondi (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Gor Mahia

FW Raphael Paul Muigai Kiongera (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 25) 14 5 Kenya A.F.C. Leopards v.  Malawi, 18 April 2017
FW John Mark Makwatta (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 26) 2 0 Zambia Buildcon v.  Uganda, 23 March 2017
FW Nicholas Kipkirui (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Kenya Zoo Kericho
FW Masita Masuta 0 0 Kenya Nzoia United

Managers

Source : RSSSF

References

  1. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "Kenya International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "FIFA suspends Kenya". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation sport. 26 October 2006. 
  3. ^ Wandera, Gilbert (October 25, 2006). "FIFA Suspends Kenya Indefinitely". Nairobi: AllAfrica.com – The East African Standard. 
  4. ^ Chweya, Edward (2016-02-20). "New FKF president Nick Mwendwa sacks Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson". Tuko.co.ke – Kenya news. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  5. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - Kenya - Men's - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  6. ^ "FKF unveils new kits in Ksh. 75M deal with Mafro Sports" (video). YouTube. NTV Kenya. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kenya 2017–18 Mafro Sports Kits". Todo Sobre Camisetas (in Spanish). 22 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Harambee Stars squad named ahead of Sierra Leone clash". Allan Wasike. KU.ac.ke. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.

External links

  • Kenya at FIFA.com
  • FoStats.com – Database of all Kenyan players and coaches
  • Futaa.com – Kenyan Football Portal
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