Kenya national football team

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Kenya
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harambee Stars
Association Football Kenya Federation
Sub-confederation CECAFA (Central & East Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Adel Amrouche
Captain Victor Wanyama
Home stadium Moi International Sports Centre
FIFA code KEN
FIFA ranking 95 Increase 13 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 68 (December 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking 100 (9 July 2014)
Highest Elo ranking 60 (November 1983)
Lowest Elo ranking 140 (August 2011)
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
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 2–13 Ghana 
(Nairobi, Kenya; 12 December 1965)[1]
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 5 (First in 1972)
Best result Round 1

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[edit]

Kenya has appeared in five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, never reaching second round. The team entered its first FIFA World Cup qualification in 1974. As of 2010, they have not qualified for the final tournament.

2004 FIFA suspension[edit]

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[edit]

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 were more recently coached by Francis Kimanzi. This was his second stint as head coach of Kenya national team after being unceremoniously axed in 2008.[4]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

 

Honours[edit]

Recent results[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 21 players were called up for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho on 20 July 2014.[5]

Caps and goals updated as of 20 July 2014.[6]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Wilson Obungu (1984-09-05) 5 September 1984 (age 29) 12 0 Kenya Bandari
1GK Jerim Onyango (1984-11-18) 18 November 1984 (age 29) 1 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
1GK Wycliffe Kasaya (1983-04-12) 12 April 1983 (age 31) 0 0 Kenya Leopards
2DF James Situma (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 29) 38 2 Kenya Leopards
2DF Jockins Atudo (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 28) 34 4 Kenya Tusker
2DF David Owino (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 26) 28 2 Kenya Gor Mahia
2DF David Ochieng (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 21) 18 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
2DF Aboud Omar (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 21) 11 0 Kenya Tusker
2DF Vincent Omumbo (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Kenya Thika United
3MF McDonald Mariga (1987-04-04) 4 April 1987 (age 27) 38 4 Unattached
3MF Jamal Mohammed (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 25) 33 2 Oman Dhofar
3MF Victor Wanyama (captain) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 23) 31 1 England Southampton
3MF Peter Opiyo (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 27) 26 0 Finland Jaro
3MF Clifton Miheso (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 21) 19 5 Kenya Sofapaka
3MF Francis Kahata (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 23) 18 1 Albania Tirana
3MF David Gateri (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 20) 6 0 South Africa ASD Cape Town
3MF Stephen Ocholla (1983-04-02) 2 April 1983 (age 31) 5 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars
3MF Brian Osumba (1990-12-28) 28 December 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Kenya Tusker
4FW Allan Wanga (1985-11-26) 26 November 1985 (age 28) 37 11 Sudan Al-Merreikh
4FW Jacob Keli (1991-08-12) 12 August 1991 (age 22) 7 1 Kenya Leopards
4FW Harrison Mwendwa (1982-09-04) 4 September 1982 (age 31) 1 0 Kenya Mathare United

Recent call-ups[edit]

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 Arnold Origi (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 30) 29 0 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
GK Duncan Ochieng (1978-08-31) 31 August 1978 (age 35) 41 0 Kenya Sofapaka v.  Sudan, 5 March 2014 (cancelled)[7][8]
DF Musa Mohammed (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 23) 12 0 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
DF Sammy Meja (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Thika United v.  Sudan, 5 March 2014 (cancelled)
DF Mulinge Ndeto (1981-01-25) 25 January 1981 (age 33) 32 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars 2013 CECAFA Cup[9]
DF Brian Mandela (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 20) 13 1 South Africa Engen Santos v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
DF Abdallah Juma (1989-12-04) 4 December 1989 (age 24) 8 0 Kenya Sofapaka v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
DF Abdulatif Omar (1987-03-21) 21 March 1987 (age 27) 2 0 Kenya Bandari v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
DF Mohammed Rio Hassan (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 26) 0 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013 (preliminary)
DF John Njoroge Mwangi (1983-09-24) 24 September 1983 (age 30) 20 0 Kenya Sofapaka 2013 COSAFA Cup
MF Teddy Akumu (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 21) 17 0 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
MF Johanna Omolo (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 24) 7 1 Belgium Lommel United v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
MF Lawrence Olum (1984-07-10) 10 July 1984 (age 30) 2 0 United States Sporting Kansas City v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
MF Paul Were (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23) 16 1 Kenya Leopards v.  Sudan, 5 March 2014 (cancelled)
MF David King’atua (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Kenya Thika United 2013 CECAFA Cup
MF Patrick Osiako (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 27) 12 0 Azerbaijan Simurq v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
MF Collins Okoth (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 25) 16 1 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013 (preliminary)
MF Rama Salim (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Kenya Gor Mahia 2013 COSAFA Cup
FW Dennis Oliech (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 29) 64 34 France Ajaccio v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
FW Edwin Lavatsa (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 21) 17 3 Unattached v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
FW Ayub Masika (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 21) 4 1 Belgium Genk v.  Comoros, 30 May 2014
FW Paul Kiongera (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 21) 7 1 Kenya Kenya Commercial Bank 2013 CECAFA Cup
FW Noah Wafula (1990-01-16) 16 January 1990 (age 24) 4 0 Kenya Leopards 2013 CECAFA Cup
FW Jesse Were (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 25) 2 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
FW Kenneth Wendo (1988-08-25) 25 August 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Kenya Mathare United v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
FW Rogers Omondi (1993-03-19) 19 March 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Talanta v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013 (preliminary)
FW Andrew Murunga (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 18) 5 1 Kenya Karuturi Sports 2013 COSAFA Cup
FW Kennedy Otieno (1989-10-30) 30 October 1989 (age 24) 2 0 Kenya Thika United 2013 COSAFA Cup

Managers[edit]

Source : RSSSF

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Third time unlucky for Jacob Mulee as he quits Kenya Job". The Sack Race. 
  5. ^ "Eight officials and 21 Harambee Stars players jet off to Lesotho". Dan Ngulu. Futaa.com. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.
  7. ^ "Stars gear up for Sudan friendly". Kenyan Premier League Official Site. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sudan, Kenya friendly now called off". Dennis Mabuka. Goal.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tusker’s Were dropped as Kenya name final 20 for Cecafa". Tim Musungu. Goal.com. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 

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