Kenya national football team

Kenya national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Kenya
Badge = Kenya_national_team.gif
Nickname = Harambee Stars
Association = Kenya Football Federation
Confederation = CAF (Africa)
Coach = flagicon|KEN Francis Kimanzi
Most caps =
Top scorer =
Home Stadium = Moi International Sports Centre
FIFA Trigramme = KEN
FIFA Rank = 86
FIFA max = 70
FIFA max date = February 2004
FIFA min = 137
FIFA min date = July 2007

Elo Rank = 108

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First game =)
Largest win =flagicon|Kenya Kenya 9 - 1 Djibouti flagicon|Djibouti (Nairobi, Kenya; 15 August, 1998)
Largest loss = flagicon|Kenya Kenya 0 - 13 Ghana flagicon|Ghana|1964 (Nairobi, Kenya; 12 December 1965)cite web|url=http://www.rsssf.com/tablesk/kenya-intres.html |title=Kenya International Matches |accessdate=2007-04-10 |date=1 February 2000 |work=Kenya International Matches |publisher=RSSSF]
World cup apps =
World cup first =
World cup best =
Regional name = African Nations Cup
Regional cup apps = 5
Regional cup first = 1972
Regional cup best = Round 1, all
The Kenya national football team, nicknamed the "Harambee Stars", is the national team of Kenya and is controlled by the Kenya Football Federation. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals.

History

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. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/6083796.stm FIFA suspends Kenya] - news.bbc.co.uk - BBC sport, BBC, October 25, 2006.]

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. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/6083796.stm FIFA suspends Kenya] - news.bbc.co.uk - BBC sport, BBC, October 25, 2006.] [ [http://allafrica.com/stories/200610250031.html FIFA Suspends Kenya Indefinitely] - allAfrica.com - The East African Standard (Nairobi), October 25, 2006.]

Kenya football achievements

:CECAFA Cup :::*5 Times Champion (1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 2002)::*4 Times Runners-up

World Cup record

*1930 to 1970 - "Did not enter"
*1974 to 2006 - "Did not qualify"

African Nations Cup record

Managers

* [http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/kenya-coach.html Source : RSSSF]
*flagicon|ENG Ray Bachelor 1961
*flagicon|ENG Jack Gibbons 1966
*Elijah Lidonde 1967
*flagicon|GER Eckhard Krautzun 1971
*Jonathan Niva (Player-Coach) 1972
*flagicon|ENG Ray Wood 1975
*flagicon|POL Gregory Palakov 1979
*Stephen Yongo 1979
*Marshall Mulwa 1980-83
*flagicon|GER Bernhard Zgoll 1984
*flagicon|GER Reinhard Fabisch 1987
*Christopher Makokha 1988
*Mohammed Kheri 1988-90
*flagicon|AUT Gerry Saurer 1992
*Mohammed Kheri 1995
*flagicon|Serbia and Montenegro Vojo Gardasevic 1996
*flagicon|GER Reinhard Fabisch 1997
*Abdul Majid 1998
*flagicon|NGA Christian Chukwu 1998
*James Aggrey "Abawa" Siang'a 1999-00
*flagicon|GER Reinhard Fabisch 2001-02
*Joe Kadenge 2002
*flagicon|Kenya Jacob "Ghost" Mulee 2003-04
*Twahir Muhiddin 2004-05
*Mohammed Kheri 2005
*flagicon|FRA Bernard Lama 2006
*Tom Olaba 2006
*flagicon|Kenya Jacob "Ghost" Mulee 2007-08
*flagicon|Kenya Francis Kimanzi 2008-

Notable players

*Current:
*Robert Mambo
*Dennis Oliech
*McDonald Mariga
*Emmanuel Ake
*Patrick Oboya
*John Muiruri

*Former:
*Joe Kadenge
*Joe Masiga
*Jonathan Niva
*Sammy Sholei
*Mike Mickey Weche
*Mike Okoth Origi
*Josephat Murilla
*Wilberforce Mulamba
*Henry Motego
*Musa Otieno
*Sammy Omolo
*Vincent Kwarula
*Abbas Mahmoud
*Bobby Ogolla
*Nahashon Lule
*Sammy Owino
*Ambrose Ayoyi

Current squad

The following players were called for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Zimbabwe on June 22 2008.

Recent call-ups

References


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