Francis Kahata

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Francis Kahata
Personal information
Full name Francis Kahata Nyambura
Date of birth (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Ruiru, Kenya
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Gor Mahia FC
Youth career
0000–2008 Thika United
2006 Ravenna FC (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2015 Thika United ? (?)
2010 University of Pretoria (loan) ? (?)
2014 KF Tirana (loan) 16 (3)
2015 KF Tirana 13 (1)
2015 – Gor Mahia FC
National team
2011– Kenya 21 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2016

Francis Kahata Nyambura (born 4 May 1992) is a Kenyan footballer who is currently a player in Gor Mahia FC. He plays as a left midfielder and an attacking midfielder he has appeared for the Kenya national team.


KF Tirana[edit]

Kahata joined KF Tirana from Thika United on a six-month loan deal in January 2014 with the hope of using the Albanian club as a stepping stone to move to a bigger European club.[1] He joined the club with some others foreign players like Gilberto and Selemani Ndikumana, who were vital to Tirana's survival in the Albanian Superliga.[2]

On 20 January, Kahata began training with Tirana and made his debut for the side on 1 February, playing the full 90 minutes in a goalless draw against Kastrioti.[3] Six days later, Kahata played 55 minutes during 1–0 win over cross-town rivals Partizani Tirana at the Qemal Stafa Stadium.[4] On 29 March, he scored his first goal in Albania in a 2–0 victory over KF Laçi.[5] A week later, he was again decisive for his team, scoring the first goal in an eventual 3–2 away win against defending champions Skënderbeu Korçë.[6] He scored in a third consecutive match against KS Lushnja on 12 April, which proved to be the winner.[7]

Kahata left KF Tirana at the end of his six-month loan deal as his parent club Thika United would not agree to let the player leave on a free transfer as he still had another six months left on his contract, which ended on 31 December 2014. There was also a contract dispute between the player and KF Tirana over US$7,000 in wages that were not paid by the club despite begin contracted to do so.[8][9] On 20 January 2015, however, it was announced that he rejoined the club on a permanent deal,[10] before leaving the club again after the 2014–15 season.

In July 2015 Kahata signed for Kenyan Premier League Club Gor Mahia Nairobi. He scored an important goal against western stima


  1. ^ Francis Kahata touted to shine at Tirana
  2. ^ "Francis Kahata tek Tirana". Sport Ekspres. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kastrioti - Tirana". 1 February 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tirana fiton derbin, mjafton Gilberto". Sport Ekspres. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Buzëqesh Tirona, kalon 2-0 Laçin". Super Sport Albania. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Ocka, Elgita (5 April 2014). "Tirona mposht Skënderbeun në Korçë". Super Sport. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Bregasi, Rinald (12 April 2014). "K. Superiore, Tirona fiton pa Maganin në stol". Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Kahata – Tirana in pay standoff
  9. ^ Kahata – Tirana part ways
  10. ^ "Kahata rejoins Albanian club KF Tirana". 20 January 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 

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