Football Kenya Federation

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Football Kenya Federation
CAF
Football Kenya Federation logo.jpg
Founded1946
FIFA affiliation1960
CAF affiliation1961 [1]
CECAFA affiliation1973
President Nick Mwendwa
Vice-President Doris Petra
Website https://footballkenya.org

The Football Kenya Federation (abbreviated as Football Kenya or FKF) is the governing body of football in Kenya. It was founded in 2011 and was recognised by FIFA, CAF, and CECAFA in 2012, replacing Football Kenya Limited. The FKF organises the Kenyan Premier League, the Kenyan Women's Premier League, FKF Division One, FKF Women Division One and Kenya national football teams. It is headed by Nick Mwendwa.

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Replacement of Football Kenya Limited

In November 2011, Football Kenya Limited (FKL) was disbanded as it wanted to cease being a limited company. The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) replaced FKL, but most of the new executive positions were retained by their former occupants on FKL. [2]

FKF

FKF was headed by Sam Nyamweya between 2011 and 2015. [3] During this time Nyamweya was heavily linked to embezzlement of federation funds. [4] This period of Kenyan football has been seen by the Kenyan public as a dark time with money often unavailable for use by the national team, this extended into international based players such as Victor Wanyama often having to pay for their own flights to and from international matches [5]

In February 2016 Nick Mwendwa who ran as part of the "Team Change" took over from Nyamweya [6] Mwendwa's plans include the changing of the KPL format to an 18 team league and re-open the long closed FIFA goal project office at the Moi International Sports Centre. [7]

In April 2016, The ladies national team, the Harambee Starlets qualified for their first-ever AFCON set to be hosted in Cameroon in 2016. [8]

In June 2016, FKF moved its offices to FIFA goal project at Kasarani stadium. [9]

FKF and betting company SportPesa signed a 5-year partnership in June 2016 [10]

In 2017 The Kenya national football team, Harambee Stars, won the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that was played in Kenya Under the leadership of the FKF president Nick Mwendwa the Kenya national football team, Harambee Stars, qualified for the 2019 AFCON (this was their first appearance in the tournament since their appearance in the 2004 AFCON)

In 2019 the Kenya women national football team, Harambee starlets won the Cecafa Women Championship in Tanzania

Principals

Referenced from Kenya's page on the FIFA website.

Office-holders
OfficeName
President Nick Mwendwa
Vice President Doris Petra
CEO Barry Otieno
Finance Director Christine Ojode
Competitions Manager Frank Ogolla
Communications and Public Relations officer Kenn Okaka
Head of Technical Michael Amenga
Women's national team coach Charles Okere
Men's national team coach Jacob Mulee

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Football Kenya Limited

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References

  1. CAF and FIFA, 50 years of African football - the DVD, 2009, CAF Correspondence 13 March 1961
  2. Kenyanstar.com, 1 November 2011 - Out goes Football Kenya Limited (FKL) incomes Football Kenya Federation (FKF), new constitution within 90 days Archived 2011-11-02 at the Wayback Machine - by Timothy Olobulu.
  3. "Mwendwa elected FKF boss" . Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  4. "Graft report accuses Nyamweya of embezzlement" . Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  5. "WHY FKE Boss Sam Nyamweya MUST GO!". 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  6. "Mwendwa elected FKF boss" . Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  7. "Mwendwa: My first 100 days in office" . Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  8. "History as Starlets book Cup of Nations berth" . Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  9. Gacharira, Samuel. "FKF: Goal Project move in line with FIFA requirements". Archived from the original on 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  10. "FKF unveils Sportpesa as official sponsor/partner". Archived from the original on 2016-07-02. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
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