Kenya national basketball team

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Kenya Kenya
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FIBA ranking127 Steady (18 September 2018)[1]
Joined FIBA1965
FIBA zoneFIBA Africa
National federationKenya Basketball Association
CoachFrancis Ngunjiri
Olympic Games
FIBA World Cup
FIBA Africa Championship
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Former logo of the Kenya Basketball Federation

Kenya national basketball team is the basketball team in Kenya. It is operated by the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF).

Kenya hosted the 1993 FIBA Africa Championship where the team surprisingly reached the Final Four, its best performance to date.


Basketball in Kenya was started in Mang'u High School in the 1960s by the Marianist Brothers when Brother Frank Russell took over as Principal. He had previous experience in the USA as a sports master and basketball coach in several schools.

Current roster[edit]

Team for the 2015 Afrobasket Qualification:[2]

Kenya men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
Philip Otieno Ameny
Situma Khaemba
Ariel Okall Okoll Koranga
Kevin Kigotho Macharia
James Maina Mwangi
Ali Salim Mzee
Valentine Onyango Nyakinda
Tobias Onyango Nyindha
Victor Otieno Odendo
Joseph Omondi Ondinyo
Anthony Okello Opingo
William Ochieng Otieno
Allan Christopher Odongo Ouma
Joseph Ouma
Blacio Owuor Owili
Ancetas Samuel Wafula
Noel Yoni Were Wanambiro
Griffin Ligare Wisyuba
Head coach
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 August 2015

Notable players[edit]

Other current notable players from Kenya:

Kenya roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
F Joel Awich 22 – (1993-04-22)22 April 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Cal Poly Mustangs men's basketball United States

  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 24 January 2016

Head coach position[edit]


Performance at Summer Olympics[edit]

yet to qualify

Performance at World championships[edit]

yet to qualify

FIBA Africa Championship record[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1985 12 FIBA Africa Championship 1985 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
1989 11 FIBA Africa Championship 1989 Luanda, Angola
1993 4 FIBA Africa Championship 1993 Nairobi, Kenya
2017 TBD FIBA Africa Championship 2017 TBD

African Games[edit]

  • 1987 : 4th
  • 2019 : To Be Determined

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^

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