Mike Baraza

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Mike Baraza
Personal information
Full name Michael Baraza Nyongesa
Date of birth (1979-03-17) 17 March 1979 (age 38)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 A.F.C. Leopards
2002 Nzoia Sugar
2003–2006 Ulinzi Stars
2006–2007 PDRM FA
2007–2008 Simba
2008–2010 Azam
2011 Ulinzi Stars
2011–2013 A.F.C. Leopards
2015– Western Stima
National team
2004–2013 Kenya 19 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 January 2013

Michael "Mike" Baraza Nyongesa (born 17 March 1979) is a Kenyan footballer who currently plays for Kenyan Premier League club Western Stima as a striker.


Club career[edit]

Baraza began his club football career with A.F.C. Leopards in 2001, before moving to Nzoia Sugar the following year and then Ulinzi Stars in 2003. In 2006, he moved to Malaysia to play for PDRM FA and travelled to Tanzania the following year to play for Simba. He moved to Azam in 2008 and then rejoined Ulinzi Stars in 2010.[1] He theb joined A.F.C. Leopards in July 2011, where he was named the club's Player of the Year in 2012 after leading his club with nine goals during the 2012 Kenyan Premier League season.[2] He retired at the end of the 2013 season.[3] However, on 21 June 2015, it was announced that Baraza made a return to professional football, signing a six-month contract with Western Stima.[4]

International career[edit]

Baraza made several appearances for the Kenya national football team and participated in 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.[5] He was also a part of the squad that finished second in the 2012 CECAFA Cup, playing the full 90 minutes as his nation fell to a 2–1 to hosts Uganda in the final.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Baraza's father, Sammy Nyongesa, is a former Kenya international footballer and manager.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Q&A with Mike Baraza". Mobifootball.com. 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Ochieng, Erick. "Baraza is AFC player of the year". Standard Digital. 
  3. ^ Vincent Opiyo (22 December 2013). "AFC to sponsor Baraza for coaching course". Futaa.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Baraza joins Western Stima". Soka. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Ayieko, Odindo (3 September 2011). "Kenya/Guinea Bissau: Oliech's Late Stunner Rekindles Cup Hopes As Stars Floor Bissau". Daily Nation. 
  6. ^ Dan Ngulu (8 December 2012). "Stars squad for Uganda clash named". Futaa.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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