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 118 Increase 11
Highest FIFA ranking 68 (December 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking 110
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; Unknown date 1961)
Biggest defeat
 Kenya 0–13 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 football and is controlled by the Football Kenya Federation. They have never qualified for the 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 most 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]

Current squad[edit]

The following 20 players were called up for the international friendly against Sudan on 5 March 2014.[5] But, the match was pushed back to 7 March[6] and then, it was eventually called off.[7]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Duncan Ochieng (1978-08-31) 31 August 1978 (age 35) 41 0 Kenya Sofapaka
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) 32 2 Kenya Leopards
2DF Jockins Atudo (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 28) 31 3 Kenya Tusker
2DF David Owino (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 26) 21 2 Kenya Gor Mahia
2DF David Ochieng (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 21) 14 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun
2DF Musa Mohammed (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 22) 11 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
2DF Sammy Meja (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Kenya Thika United
3MF McDonald Mariga (1987-04-04) 4 April 1987 (age 27) 34 4 Italy Internazionale
3MF Victor Wanyama (Captain) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 22) 27 1 England Southampton
3MF Peter Opiyo (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 27) 24 0 Kenya Leopards
3MF Francis Kahata (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 22) 16 1 Albania Tirana
3MF Paul Were (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23) 16 1 Kenya Leopards
3MF Clifton Miheso (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 21) 14 5 Kenya Sofapaka
3MF Teddy Akumu (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 21) 14 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
3MF Johanna Omolo (1988-05-13) 13 May 1988 (age 25) 5 0 Belgium Lommel United
4FW Dennis Oliech (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 29) 62 31 France Ajaccio
4FW Edwin Lavatsa (1993-01-02) 2 January 1993 (age 21) 15 3 Algeria MC Alger
4FW Jacob Keli (1991-08-12) 12 August 1991 (age 22) 3 1 Kenya Leopards
4FW Ayub Timbe Masika (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Belgium Genk

Recent call-ups[edit]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jerim Onyango (1988-05-31) 31 May 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Kenya Gor Mahia 2013 CECAFA Cup[9]
GK Wilson Obungu (1984-09-05) 5 September 1984 (age 29) 9 0 Kenya Bandari v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
DF Mulinge Ndeto (1981-01-25) 25 January 1981 (age 33) 32 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars 2013 CECAFA Cup
DF Aboud Omar (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 21) 7 0 Kenya Tusker 2013 CECAFA Cup
DF Brian Mandela (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 19) 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
DF Edwin Wafula (1989-12-20) 20 December 1989 (age 24) 3 0 Kenya Leopards v.  Malawi, 12 June 2013
MF David Gateri (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 19) 5 0 South Africa ASD Cape Town 2013 CECAFA Cup
MF David King’atua (1992-10-26) 26 October 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Kenya Thika United 2013 CECAFA Cup
MF Jamal Mohammed (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 25) 32 2 Oman Dhofar v.  Namibia, 8 September 2013
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 24) 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 Allan Wanga (1985-11-26) 26 November 1985 (age 28) 32 10 Kenya Leopards 2013 CECAFA Cup
FW Paul Kiongera (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 20) 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
FW Stephen Waruru (1982-08-28) 28 August 1982 (age 31) 8 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars v.  Malawi, 12 June 2013
FW Kepha Aswani (1986-08-09) 9 August 1986 (age 27) 6 0 Kenya Bandari v.  Malawi, 12 June 2013

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. ^ "Stars gear up for Sudan friendly". Kenyan Premier League Official Site. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sudan, Kenya match pushed to Thursday". Otieno Otieno. Goal.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sudan, Kenya friendly now called off". Dennis Mabuka. Goal.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.
  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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