Kenya national football team

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The Kenya national football team represents Kenya in international football. It is owned 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.[1]

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.[1][2]

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.[3]

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

 

Honours[edit]

Recent results[edit]

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Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 21 players were called up for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Lesotho on 20 July 2014.[4]

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Recent call-ups[edit]

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Managers[edit]

Source : RSSSF

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA suspends Kenya". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation sport. 26 October 2006.
  2. ^ Wandera, Gilbert (October 25, 2006). "FIFA Suspends Kenya Indefinitely". Nairobi: AllAfrica.com – The East African Standard.
  3. ^ "Third time unlucky for Jacob Mulee as he quits Kenya Job". The Sack Race.
  4. ^ "Eight officials and 21 Harambee Stars players jet off to Lesotho". Dan Ngulu. Futaa.com. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  5. ^ Kenya national football team at National-Football-Teams.com.
  6. ^ "Stars gear up for Sudan friendly". Kenyan Premier League Official Site. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Sudan, Kenya friendly now called off". Dennis Mabuka. Goal.com. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Tusker's Were dropped as Kenya name final 20 for Cecafa". Tim Musungu. Goal.com. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.

External links[edit]

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