Kenya national football team
|Association||Football Kenya Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CECAFA (Central & East Africa)|
|Head coach||Bobby Williamson|
|Top scorer||Dennis Oliech (34)|
|Home stadium||Moi International Sports Centre|
|Current||98 27 (3 December 2015)|
|Highest||68 (December 1998)|
|Lowest||137 (July 2007)|
|Current||105 (21 August 2015)|
|Highest||60 (November 1983)|
|Lowest||140 (August 2011)|
| Kenya 1–1 Uganda
(Nairobi, Kenya; 1 May 1926)
| Kenya 10–0 Zanzibar
(Nairobi, Kenya; 04 October 1961)
| Kenya 2–13 Ghana
(Nairobi, Kenya; 12 December 1965)
|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.
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
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.
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.
World Cup record
Africa Cup of Nations record
- 1957 to 1959 – Did not enter
- 1962 to 1970 – Did not qualify
- 1972 – First Round
- 1974 to 1982 – Did not qualify
- 1984 – Did not enter
- 1986 – Did not qualify
- 1988 – Round 1
- 1990 – Round 1
- 1992 – Round 1
- 1994 – Did not qualify
- 1996 – Withdrew
- 1998 to 2002 – Did not qualify
- 2004 – Round 1
- 2006 to 2015 – Did not qualify
- CECAFA Cup:
|28 March 2015 International
|Seychelles||0–2||Kenya||Roche Caiman, Victoria|
|14:30 UTC+4||Report||Odongo ?'
|Stadium: Stade Linité
|6 June 2015 Kwibuka
|15:30 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Amahoro Stadium
|7 June 2015 Kwibuka
|Kenya||2–0||South Sudan||Gasabo, Kigali|
|13:00 UTC+2||Wanyama ?'
|Report||Stadium: Amahoro Stadium
|14 June 2015 AFCON 2017
|15:30 UTC+1||Oniangué 37' (pen.)||Report||Were 12'||Stadium: Stade Omnisport Marien Ngouabi d'Owando
Referee: Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi)
|21 June 2015 CHAN 2016
|Ethiopia||2–0||Kenya||Bahir Dar, Amhara|
|16:00 UTC+3||Girma 23'
Panom 77' (pen.)
|Stadium: Bahir Dar Stadium
Referee: Mohammed Omar Ragab (Libya)
|4 July 2015 CHAN 2016
|Kenya||0–0||Ethiopia||Madaraka Estate, Nairobi|
|16:00 UTC+3||Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium
Referee: Adélaïde Ali Mohamed (Comoros)
|6 September 2015 AFCON 2017
|Kenya||1–2||Zambia||Madaraka Estate, Nairobi|
|16:00 UTC+3||Olunga 13'||Report||Kalengo 28'
|Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi
Referee: Mutaz Khairalla (Sudan)
|7 October 2015 2018 World Cup qualification||Mauritius||2–5||Kenya||Belle Vue Maurel, Pamplemousses|
|18:30 UTC+4||Sophie 66' (pen.)
|Omolo 18', 82'
|Stadium: Stade Anjalay
Referee: Duncan Lengani (Malawi)
|11 October 2015 2018 World Cup qualification||Kenya||0–0||Mauritius||Kasarani, Nairobi|
|16:00 UTC+3||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Moi International Sports Centre
Referee: Cosmas Mandeng Bakaly (Cameroon)
|13 November 2015 2018 World Cup qualification||Kenya||1–0||Cape Verde||Madaraka Estate, Nairobi|
|16:00 UTC+3||Olunga 9'||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium
Referee: Denis Dembélé (Côte d'Ivoire)
|17 November 2015 2018 World Cup qualification||Cape Verde||2-0||Kenya||Achada São Filipe, Praia|
|18:00 UTC−1||Heldon Ramos 45,52||Report (FIFA)
|Stadium: Estádio Nacional de Cabo Verde
Referee: Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)
The following players have been called up to the Kenya squad within the past 12 months.
- Courtney, Barrie. "Kenya International Matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2007-04-01.
- "FIFA suspends Kenya". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation sport). 26 October 2006.
- Wandera, Gilbert (October 25, 2006). "FIFA Suspends Kenya Indefinitely". Nairobi: AllAfrica.com – The East African Standard.
- "Third time unlucky for Jacob Mulee as he quits Kenya Job". The Sack Race.
- "Eight officials and 21 Harambee Stars players jet off to Lesotho". Dan Ngulu. Futaa.com. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
- Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.
- "Stars gear up for Sudan friendly". Kenyan Premier League Official Site. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- "Sudan, Kenya friendly now called off". Dennis Mabuka. Goal.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- Kenya at FIFA.com
- FoStats.com - Database of all Kenyan players and coaches
- Futaa.com – Kenyan Football Portal