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 91 Decrease 3 (15 September 2016)
Highest 68 (December 2008)
Lowest 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking
Current 126 (2 June 2016)
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 2010, 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 were more recently coached by Francis Kimanzi. This was his second stint as head coach of Kenya national team after being unceremoniously axed in 2008.[4]

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[5] since his appointment Kenya has climbed back into the top 100 FIFA ranked nations.[6]

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 27 players were pre-called up for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo on 5 June 2016.[7]

Caps and goals updated as of 5 June 2016.[8]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Boniface Oluoch (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 29) 20 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
18 1GK David Abongo (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 30) 6 0 Kenya Tusker
30 1GK Ian Otieno (1993-08-09) 9 August 1993 (age 23) 3 0 Kenya Posta Rangers
22 1GK Lucas Indeche (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 25) 1 0 Kenya Leopards

2 2DF Musa Mohammed (1991-06-06) 6 June 1991 (age 25) 15 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
3 2DF Aboud Omar (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 24) 17 0 Bulgaria Slavia Sofia
4 2DF Eugene Asike (1993-11-30) 30 November 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Kenya Tusker
5 2DF Brian Onyango (1994-07-24) 24 July 1994 (age 22) 19 2 South Africa Maritzburg United
15 2DF David Owino (1988-04-05) 5 April 1988 (age 28) 39 2 Zambia ZESCO United
21 2DF Eric Ouma Otieno (1996-09-27) 27 September 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
2DF Joseph Okumu (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar
2DF Jockins Atudo (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 31) 34 3 Kenya Posta Rangers
2DF Collins Shivachi (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 22) 1 1 Kenya Tusker
2DF Duncan Otewa (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 31) 0 0 Kenya Bandari

6 3MF Anthony Akumu (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 23) 25 0 Zambia ZESCO United
8 3MF Francis Kahata (1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 24) 23 1 Kenya Gor Mahia
10 3MF Eric Johana Omondi (1989-12-14) 14 December 1989 (age 26) 10 1 Kenya Mathare United
12 3MF Victor Wanyama (captain) (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 25) 43 4 England Tottenham Hotspur
13 3MF Ismael Athuman (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Spain Las Palmas Atlético
19 3MF Ali Abondo (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 26) 10 0 South Africa Ajax Cape Town
23 3MF Joseph Mbugi (1986-02-02) 2 February 1986 (age 30) 2 0 Kenya Posta Rangers
3MF Amos Nondi (1997-02-10) 10 February 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Kenya Gor Mahia
3MF Tirus Omondi 7 December 1 0 Kenya Kenya Commercial Bank
3MF Ovella Ochieng (1999-12-23) 23 December 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Kenya Sharks
3MF Humphrey Mieno (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 27) 17 0 Kenya Tusker
3MF Johanna Omolo (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 27) 14 3 Belgium Antwerp

7 4FW Ayub Masika (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 24) 11 3 Belgium Lierse
9 4FW Wycliffe Ochomo (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 26) 2 0 Kenya Muhoroni Youth
11 4FW Jesse Were (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 27) 12 0 Zambia ZESCO United
14 4FW Michael Olunga (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 22) 16 6 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
16 4FW Paul Were (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 25) 23 2 Greece Kalloni
17 4FW Clifton Miheso (1993-02-05) 5 February 1993 (age 23) 26 5 South Africa Lamontville Golden Arrows
20 4FW John Mark Makwatta (1992-04-01) 1 April 1992 (age 24) 1 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars
29 4FW Boniface Akenga 0 0 Kenya Kariobangi Sharks
4FW Jeffrey Owiti (1998-11-17) 17 November 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Kenya Chemelil Sugar
4FW Nicholas Kipkirui 31 May 0 0 Kenya Zoo Kericho
4FW Masita Masuta 0 0 Kenya Nzoia United

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 Arnold Origi (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 32) 33 0 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Guinea-Bissau, 27 March 2016

DF James Situma (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 31) 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
DF David Ochieng (1992-10-07) 7 October 1992 (age 23) 24 2 United States New York Cosmos v.  Rwanda, 1 December 2015
DF Omar Mbongi (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 28) 6 0 Kenya Ulinzi Stars v.  Rwanda, 1 December 2015
DF Danson Kagoooal (1989-12-20) 20 December 1989 (age 26) 10 0 Kenya Bandari v.  Cape Verde, 17 November 2015

MF Collins Okoth (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 27) 18 1 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Rwanda, 1 December 2015
MF Kevin Kimani (1989-06-12) 12 June 1989 (age 27) 11 0 South Africa Jomo Cosmos v.  Zanzibar, 27 November 2015
MF Lawrence Olum (1984-07-10) 10 July 1984 (age 32) 4 0 United States Sporting Kansas City v.  Zambia, 6 September 2015

FW Jacob Keli (1991-08-12) 12 August 1991 (age 25) 11 2 Kenya Gor Mahia v.  Rwanda, 1 December 2015
FW Allan Wanga (1985-11-26) 26 November 1985 (age 30) 44 9 Tanzania Azam v.  Burundi, 25 November 2015
FW Dennis Oliech (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 31) 64 34 United Arab Emirates Dubai CSC v.  Zambia, 6 September 2015

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. ^ "Third time unlucky for Jacob Mulee as he quits Kenya Job". The Sack Race. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - Kenya - Men's - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Harambee Stars prepare for Congo Africa Cup of Nations qualifier". David Kwalimwa. Nation.co.ke. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.

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