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 Musa Otieno (105)
Top scorer Dennis Oliech (34)
Home stadium Moi International Sports Centre
FIFA code KEN
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 82 Increase 2 (10 August 2017)
Highest 68 (December 2008)
Lowest 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 103 Increase 4 (7 May 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] and since his appointment Kenya has climbed back into the top 100 FIFA ranked nations.[5]

In May 2017, the Football Kenya Federation signed a 3-year partnership with kits manufacturer Mafro Sports to providing the kits for all national teams, as well as junior categories. The national team will use red jerseys for home matches, white jerseys for away matches, and green jerseys for matches played on neutral venues.[6][7]

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 have been selected for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Sierra Leone on 10 June 2017.[8]

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
18 1GK Patrick Matasi (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 29) 1 0 Kenya Posta Rangers

2 2DF Musa Mohammed (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 26) 17 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
3 2DF Eric Ouma (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 20) 14 0 Georgia (country) Kolkheti-1913 Poti
4 2DF David Ochieng (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 24) 26 2 United States New York Cosmos
5 2DF Brian Onyango (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 23) 23 2 South Africa Maritzburg United
15 2DF David Owino (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 29) 44 2 Zambia ZESCO United
19 2DF Joseph Okumu (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar
20 2DF Simon Mbugua (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 26) 1 0 Kenya Posta Rangers

6 3MF Anthony Akumu (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 24) 30 0 Zambia ZESCO United
8 3MF Samuel Onyango (1994-11-30) 30 November 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars
10 3MF Eric Johanna Omondi (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 27) 15 2 Sweden Vasalunds
11 3MF Stephen Waruru (1982-08-28) 28 August 1982 (age 34) 8 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars
12 3MF Victor Wanyama (captain) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 26) 47 4 England Tottenham Hotspur
17 3MF Ernest Wendo (1990-12-04) 4 December 1990 (age 26) 0 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
13 3MF Boniface Muchiri (1996-08-28) 28 August 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Kenya SoNy Sugar
16 3MF Jackson Macharia (1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Kenya Tusker

7 4FW Ayub Masika (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 24) 14 4 China Beijing Renhe
9 4FW Masoud Juma (1996-02-03) 3 February 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks
14 4FW Michael Olunga (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 23) 21 7 China Guizhou Zhicheng

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 Okello (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 30) 6 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Uganda, 23 March 2017
GK Ian Otieno (1993-08-09) 9 August 1993 (age 24) 3 0 Kenya Posta Rangers v.  Uganda, 30 August 2016PRE
GK Arnold Origi (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 33) 33 0 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Guinea-Bissau, 27 March 2016

DF Jockins Atudo (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 32) 37 3 Kenya Posta Rangers v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
DF Aboud Omar (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 24) 21 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
DF Ismael Athuman (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 22) 3 0 Spain Fuenlabrada v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
DF Josh Lelan ( 1994-12-21) 21 December 1994 (age 22) 1 0 England Crawley Town v.  Uganda, 30 August 2016
DF Eugene Asike (1993-11-30) 30 November 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Congo, 5 June 2016
DF Collins Shivachi (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 23) 1 1 Kenya Tusker
DF Duncan Otewa (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 32) 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 32) 17 0 Kenya Thika United v.  Guinea-Bissau, 27 March 2016

MF Osborne Monday (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 32) 25 1 Kenya Tusker v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
MF Johanna Omolo (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 28) 14 3 Belgium Cercle Brugge v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
MF Francis Kahata (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 25) 24 1 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Uganda, 23 March 2017
MF Amos Ekhalie (1988-07-08) 8 July 1988 (age 29) 1 0 Finland IFK Mariehamn v.  Liberia, 15 November 2016
MF Victor Majid (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
MF Rama Salim (1993-03-20) 20 March 1993 (age 24) 6 1 Slovakia Topvar Topoľčany v.  DR Congo, 4 October 2016
MF Danson Kago (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 23) 5 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Zambia, 4 September 2016
MF Ali Abondo (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 27) 10 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic v.  Congo, 5 June 2016
MF Joseph Mbugi (1986-02-02) 2 February 1986 (age 31) 2 0 Kenya Posta Rangers v.  Congo, 5 June 2016
MF Ovella Ochieng (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Kenya Sharks v.  Sudan, 31 May 2016
MF Tyrus Omondi 7 December 1 0 Kenya Kenya Commercial Bank v.  Sudan, 31 May 2016
MF Humphrey Mieno (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 27) 17 0 Kenya Tusker v.  Tanzania, 29 May 2016
MF Amos Nondi (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Kenya Gor Mahia

FW Paul Were (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 26) 26 3 Greece Acharnaikos v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
FW Jesse Were (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 28) 17 0 Zambia ZESCO United v.  DR Congo, 26 March 2017
FW John Mark Makwatta (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Zambia Buildcon v.  Uganda, 23 March 2017
FW Cavin Odongo (1996-10-20) 20 October 1996 (age 20) 2 0 Kenya Posta Rangers v.  Liberia, 15 November 2016
FW Clifton Miheso (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 24) 27 5 Zambia Buildcon v.  Mozambique, 12 November 2016
FW Jefari Owiti (1998-11-17) 17 November 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar v.  Mozambique, 12 November 2016PRE
FW Wycliffe Ochomo (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 27) 2 0 Kenya Muhoroni Youth v.  Congo, 5 June 2016
FW Boniface Akenga 0 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks v.  Congo, 5 June 2016
FW Nicholas Kipkirui (1996-05-31) 31 May 1996 (age 21) 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. ^ "FKF unveils new kits in Ksh. 75M deal with Mafro Sports" (video). YouTube. NTV Kenya. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kenya 2017–18 Mafro Sports Kits". Todo Sobre Camisetas (in Spanish). 22 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Harambee Stars squad named ahead of Sierra Leone clash". Allan Wasike. KU.ac.ke. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  9. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.

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