Kenya national football team

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Kenya
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harambee Stars
Association Football Kenya Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (Central & East Africa)
Head coach Stanley Okumbi
Captain Victor Wanyama
Most caps Mike Origi (120)
Top scorer Dennis Oliech (34)
Home stadium Moi International Sports Centre
FIFA code KEN
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 87 Increase 2 (12 January 2017)
Highest 68 (December 2008)
Lowest 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 107 (26 January 2017)
Highest 60 (November 1983)
Lowest 140 (August 2011)
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 Group stage, 1972, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 2004

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 2016, 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 are currently coached by Stanley Okumbi.

Recent History[edit]

Kenya has not qualified for a major international tournament since the 2004 AFCON. The current head coach Stanley Okumbi was appointed in February 2016[4] since his appointment Kenya has climbed back into the top 100 FIFA ranked nations.[5]

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 players were called up for two friendly matches against Mozambique and Liberia on 12 and 15 September 2016.[6]

Caps and goals updated as of 15 November 2016.[7]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Boniface Oluoch (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 30) 25 0 Kenya Gor Mahia

5 2DF Brian Onyango (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 22) 23 2 South Africa Maritzburg United
15 2DF David Owino (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 28) 44 2 Zambia ZESCO United
19 2DF Aboud Omar (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 24) 21 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
20 2DF Eric Ouma (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 20) 14 0 Georgia (country) Kolkheti-1913 Poti
2DF Jockins Atudo (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 31) 37 3 Kenya Posta Rangers
2DF Simon Mbugua (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Kenya Posta Rangers

8 3MF Anthony Akumu (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 24) 30 0 Zambia ZESCO United
10 3MF Eric Johana Omondi (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 27) 15 2 Kenya Mathare United
12 3MF Victor Wanyama (captain) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 25) 47 4 England Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Osborne Monday (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 31) 25 1 Kenya Tusker
3MF Amos Ekhalie (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 28) 1 0 Finland IFK Mariehamn

6 4FW Jesse Were (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 27) 17 0 Zambia ZESCO United
7 4FW Ayub Masika (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 24) 14 4 China Beijing Renhe
14 4FW Michael Olunga (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 22) 21 7 China Guizhou Zhicheng
16 4FW Paul Were (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 26) 26 3 Greece Kalloni
17 4FW Clifton Miheso (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 24) 27 5 South Africa Lamontville Golden Arrows
20 4FW John Mark Makwatta (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars
4FW Cavin Odongo 2 0 Kenya Posta Rangers

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 David Abongo (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 30) 6 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Zambia, 4 September 2016
GK Ian Otieno (1993-08-09) 9 August 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Kenya Posta Rangers
GK Lucas Indeche (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Kenya Leopards
GK Arnold Origi (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 33) 33 0 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Guinea-Bissau, 27 March 2016

DF David Ochieng (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 24) 26 2 United States New York Cosmos v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
DF Ismael Athuman (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Spain Granada B v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
DF Musa Mohammed (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 25) 17 0 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Zambia, 4 September 2016
DF Josh Lelan ( 1994-12-21) 21 December 1994 (age 22) 1 0 England Crawley Town vs.  Uganda, 30 August 2016
DF Eugene Asike (1993-11-30) 30 November 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Kenya Tusker vs.  Congo, 5 June 2016
DF Joseph Okumu (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar
DF Collins Shivachi (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 22) 1 1 Kenya Tusker
DF Duncan Otewa (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 31) 0 0 Kenya Bandari
DF James Situma (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 32) 37 2 Kenya Tusker v.  Guinea-Bissau, 27 March 2016
DF Dennis Odhiambo (1985-03-18) 18 March 1985 (age 31) 17 0 Kenya Thika United v.  Guinea-Bissau, 27 March 2016

MF Victor Majid (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
MF Rama Salim (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 23) 6 1 Slovakia Topvar Topoľčany v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
MF Francis Kahata (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 24) 24 1 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Zambia, 4 September 2016
MF Danson Kago (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Zambia, 4 September 2016
MF Ali Abondo (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 27) 10 0 South Africa Ajax Cape Town vs.  Congo, 5 June 2016
MF Joseph Mbugi (1986-02-02) 2 February 1986 (age 31) 2 0 Kenya Posta Rangers vs.  Congo, 5 June 2016
MF Amos Nondi (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
MF Tirus Omondi 7 December 1 0 Kenya Kenya Commercial Bank
MF Ovella Ochieng (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Kenya Sharks
MF Humphrey Mieno (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 27) 17 0 Kenya Tusker
MF Johanna Omolo (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 27) 14 3 Belgium Antwerp

FW Wycliffe Ochomo (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Kenya Muhoroni Youth vs.  Congo, 5 June 2016
FW Boniface Akenga 0 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks vs.  Congo, 5 June 2016
FW Jeffrey Owiti (1998-11-17) 17 November 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar
FW Nicholas Kipkirui 31 May 0 0 Kenya Zoo Kericho
FW Masita Masuta 0 0 Kenya Nzoia United

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. ^ Chweya, Edward (2016-02-20). "New FKF president Nick Mwendwa sacks Harambee Stars coach Bobby Williamson". Tuko.co.ke – Kenya news. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  5. ^ FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - Kenya - Men's - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Harambee Stars prepare for Congo Africa Cup of Nations qualifier". David Kwalimwa. Nation.co.ke. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.

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