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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Harambee Stars
Association Kenya Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Twahir Muhiddin
Home stadium Moi International Sports Centre
FIFA ranking 98
Highest FIFA ranking 68 (December 2008)
Lowest FIFA ranking 137 (July 2007)
Elo ranking 108
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Kenya Kenya 1 - 1 Uganda 
(Nairobi, Kenya; 1 May 1926)
Biggest win
Kenya Kenya 10 - 0 Zanzibar 
(Nairobi, Kenya; ?, 1961)
Biggest defeat
Kenya Kenya 0 - 13 Ghana 
(Nairobi, Kenya; 12 December 1965)[1 ]
African Nations Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1972)
Best result Round 1, all

The Kenya national football team, nicknamed the Harambee Stars, is the national team of Kenya and is controlled by the Kenyan Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals.



Kenya has appeared in five African Nations Cup tournaments, never reaching second round. The team entered its first FIFA World Cup qualification in 1974. As of 2006, they have not qualified to the finals 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 accepted to create new statutes.[2]

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.[2][3]

Famous players

Kenya football achievements

  • 5 Times Champion (1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2002)
  • 4 Times Runners-up

World Cup record

African Nations Cup record



The following was the squad 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Tunisia on March 28, 2009.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Arnold Otieno Origi November 15, 1983 Norway Moss
2 DF Kennedy Omogi (v. Namibia on May 31) August 12 1982 Kenya Mathare United
3 DF George Owino April 24, 1981 Tanzania Yanga
4 DF John Muiruri 10, October 1979 Norway Moss
5 DF Joseph Shikokoti Kenya Tusker F.C.
6 DF John Njoroge Mwangi Kenya Tusker F.C.
7 MF Hillary Echesa September 09, 1984 Indonesia Deltras Sidoarjo
8 DF Musa Otieno December 29, 1973 United States Cleveland City Stars
9 FW Taiwo Atieno August 6 1985 United States Rochester Rhinos
10 FW Dennis Oliech February 2, 1985 France AJ Auxerre
11 FW Allan Wanga November 26 1985 Angola Petro Atlético
12 GK Willis Ochieng October 10 1981 Finland IFK Mariehamn
13 FW Patrick Oboya February 19, 1987 Czech Republic FK SIAD Most
14 MF Victor Wanyama June 25 1991 Belgium Germinal Beerschot
15 MF Titus Mulama August 06, 1980 Kenya Mathare United
16 MF Patrick Osiako November 7, 1981 Sweden Mjallby AIF
17 MF Robert Mambo Captain sports.svg October 25, 1978 Sweden GIF Sundsvall
18 MF McDonald Mariga April 4, 1987 Italy Parma
19 MF Austin Makacha May 29, 1984 Sweden IK Sirius Fotboll
20 DF Jockins Atudo 12 November 1980 Kenya Tusker F.C.
21 GK Duncan Ochieng August 31, 1978 Kenya Mathare United

Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Noah Ayuko Kenya Sher Karuturi
5 Ibrahim Chimwanga (v. Namibia on May 31)
6 MF Edgar Ochieng November 2, 1977 Kenya Mathare United
15 DF Mulinge Munandi Kenya Ulinzi Stars
19 FW Peter Opiyo Kenya Gor Mahia
20 FW Fred Ajwang Kenya Tusker
22 FW Evans Wandera Kenya Sofapaka
23 FW Boniface Ambani (v. Namibia on May 31) November 4, 1982 Tanzania Yanga
24 FW Bernard Mwalala Tanzania Yanga
9 FW Francis Ouma Kenya Mathare United
2 GK Wilson Oburu Kenya Sofapaka
25 GK David Okello Kenya Thika United
13 MF Kevin Ochieng Opondo November 7, 1981 Kenya Mathare United
16 DF Julius Owino Kenya Gor Mahia

See also

External links



  1. ^ "Kenya International Matches". Kenya International Matches. RSSSF. 1 February 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-10.  
  2. ^ a b FIFA suspends Kenya - - BBC sport, BBC, October 25, 2006.
  3. ^ FIFA Suspends Kenya Indefinitely - - The East African Standard (Nairobi), October 25, 2006.

Simple English

Association Kenya Football Federation
Confederation CAF
Coach Antoine Hey
World Cup
Appearances 0

Kenya national football team is the national football team of Kenya.


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