|Association||Football Kenya Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CECAFA (Central & East Africa)|
|Head coach||Jacob Mulee|
|Most caps||Musa Otieno (90)|
|Top scorer||William Ouma (35)|
|Home stadium||Moi International Sports Centre|
|Current||102 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||68 (December 2008)|
|Lowest||137 (July 2007)|
| Kenya 1–1 Uganda |
(Nairobi, Kenya; 1 May 1926)
| Kenya 10–0 Zanzibar |
(Nairobi, Kenya; 4 October 1961)
| Kenya 2–12 Ghana |
(Nairobi, Kenya; 12 December 1965)
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||6 (first in 1972 )|
|Best result||Group stage (1972, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2004 and 2019)|
The Kenya national football team represents Kenya in international football. It is controlled by the Football Kenya Federation, the governing body 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 is yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup competition.
Kenya has appeared in six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, never reaching the second round. The team entered its first FIFA World Cup qualifiers in 1974. As of 2018, they have never qualified for the final tournament.
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.
On 25 October 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.
On the 8th of March 2021, the Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa and Odibets General Manager Dedan Mungai unveiled a historic partnership. The partnership was the first of its kind where the betting company Odibets would sponsor the Kenyan football team to prepare for five upcoming matches. The 5 million shilling motivation deal was set in place to cater for the team's wants and needs. While it was set as a continuous partnership, the initial donation of KSH 5,000,000 was made as a one time payment.
Kenya qualified for the 2019 AFCON (this was their first appearance in the tournament since their appearance in the 2004 AFCON). The head coach at the time Sébastien Migné was appointed in May 2018,and since his appointment Kenya has climbed back into the top 100 FIFA ranked nations.
In May 2017, the Football Kenya Federation signed a 3-year partnership with kits manufacturer Mafro Sports to provide the kits for all national teams, as well as junior categories. The national team will use red jerseys for home matches, white jerseys for away matches, and green jerseys for matches played on neutral venues.
On 8 September, Kenya earned a surprise win over four-time African champions Ghana, winning 1–0.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|9 October Friendly||Kenya||2–1||Zambia||Nairobi, Kenya|
|15:00 UTC+2||Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium |
Referee: Anthony Ogwajo (Kenya)
|11 November 2021 AFCONQ||Kenya||1–1||Comoros||Kasarani, Kenya|
|19:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Moi International Sports Centre |
Referee: Mutaz Ibrahim (Libya)
|13 March Friendly||Kenya||1–0||South Sudan||Nairobi, Kenya|
|12:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium |
Referee: Dickens Mimisa (Kenya)
|15 March Friendly||Kenya||2–1||Tanzania||Nairobi, Kenya|
|12:00 UTC+2||Report||Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium |
Referee: Raymond Onyango (Kenya)
|25 March 2021 AFCONQ||Kenya||1–1||Egypt||Nairobi, Kenya|
|19:00 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Nyayo National Stadium |
Referee: Thando Ndzandzeka (South Africa)
|29 March 2021 AFCONQ||Togo||1–2||Kenya||Lomé, Togo|
|16:00 UTC±0||Report||Stadium: Stade de Kégué |
Referee: Raymond Coker (Sierra Leone)
The following players have been selected for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Egypt and Togo in March 2021.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Joseph Okoth||3 December 1993||0||0||KCB|
|GK||Ian Otieno||9 August 1993||6||0||Zesco United|
|GK||James Saruni||24 November 1985||1||0||Ulinzi Stars|
|DF||Nahashon Alembi||13 June 1995||1||0||KCB|
|DF||Baraka Badi||25 October 1998||2||0||KCB|
|DF||Harun Mwale||10 February 1995||1||0||Ulinzi Stars|
|DF||Joseph Okumu||26 May 1997||11||0||Elfsborg|
|DF||Johnstone Omurwa||8 August 1998||8||0||Wazito|
|DF||Joash Onyango||31 January 1993||18||0||Simba|
|DF||Eric Ouma||27 September 1995||28||0||AIK|
|DF||Daniel Sakari||25 January 1999||7||0||Kariobangi Sharks|
|MF||Hassan Abdallah||6 July 1996||10||4||Bandari|
|MF||Duke Abuya||23 March 1994||3||0||Nkana|
|MF||Teddy Akumu||20 October 1992||44||0||Kaizer Chiefs|
|MF||Danson Chetambe||25 August 1995||2||2||Bandari|
|MF||Lawrence Juma||17 November 1992||10||0||Sofapaka|
|MF||Kevin Kimani||12 June 1989||23||0||Wazito|
|MF||James Mazembe||2 May 1998||2||0||Kariobangi Sharks|
|MF||Boniface Muchiri||28 August 1996||4||0||Tusker|
|MF||Kenneth Muguna||6 January 1996||19||2||Gor Mahia|
|MF||Cliff Nyakeya||11 January 1995||6||2||Al Masry|
|MF||Duncan Otieno||26 May 1994||12||1||Lusaka Warriors|
|MF||David Owino||5 April 1988||66||2||KCB|
|FW||Masoud Juma||3 February 1996||12||4||Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi|
|FW||Michael Olunga||26 March 1994||41||18||Al-Duhail|
|FW||Elvis Rupia||12 April 1995||2||1||AFC Leopards|
The following players have been called up to the Kenya squad within the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Sam Adisa||3 December 1993||1||0||Bidco United||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|GK||Brian Bwire||19 June 2000||0||0||Kariobangi Sharks||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|GK||Peter Odhiambo||23 December 1994||0||0||Wazito||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|GK||Timothy Odhiambo||8 July 1997||0||0||Ulinzi Stars||v. Zambia , 9 October 2020|
|GK||Arnold Origi||15 November 1983||36||0||HIFK||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|DF||Michael Kibwage||1 October 1997||10||0||Sofapaka||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|DF||Clarke Oduor||25 June 1999||1||0||Barnsley||v. Zambia , 9 October 2020|
|DF||Samuel Olwande||12 April 1989||10||0||Kariobangi Sharks||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|DF||Bonface Onyango||1||0||Kariobangi Sharks||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|DF||Brian Onyango||24 July 1994||35||2||Mamelodi Sundowns||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|MF||Ismael Athuman||1 February 1995||11||0||Las Palmas||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|MF||Eric Johana Omondi||18 August 1994||34||4||Jönköping||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|MF||Francis Kahata||4 May 1992||40||2||Simba||v. Zambia , 9 October 2020|
|MF||Oliver Maloba||0||0||Nairobi City Stars||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|MF||John Marharia||10 January 1999||1||0||Gor Mahia||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|MF||Ayub Masika||10 September 1992||26||4||Vissel Kobe||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|MF||Musa Masika||3 June 2000||5||0||Wazito||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|MF||Michael Mutinda||27 December 1995||1||0||KCB||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|MF||Philemon Otieno||18 October 1992||11||0||Gor Mahia||v. Zambia , 9 October 2020|
|MF||Johanna Omolo||31 July 1989||29||6||BB Erzurumspor||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|MF||Reagan Otieno||0||0||KCB||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|MF||Collins Shichenje||1||0||AFC Leopards||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|MF||Victor Wanyama||25 June 1991||64||7||Montréal||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|FW||John Avire||12 March 1997||4||0||Tanta||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|FW||Erick Kapaito||25 December 1995||3||1||Kariobangi Sharks||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|FW||John Makwatta||1 June 1995||12||0||ZESCO United||v. Comoros , 14 November 2020|
|FW||Henry Meja||1||0||Tusker||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|FW||Benson Omalla||0||0||Gor Mahia||v. Tanzania , 15 March 2021|
|FW||Timothy Otieno||26 June 1994||6||1||Tusker||v. Zambia , 9 October 2020|
|FW||Oscar Wamalwa||20 June 1990||5||3||Ulinzi Stars||v. Zambia , 9 October 2020|
Source : RSSSF
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1970||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1974||Did not qualify||6||2||2||2||9||8|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|Africa Cup of Nations record|
|1957 to 1959||Not affiliated to CAF|
|1962 to 1970||Did not qualify|
|1974 to 1982||Did not qualify|
|1984||Did not enter|
|1986||Did not qualify|
|1994||Did not qualify|
|1998 to 2002||Did not qualify|
|2006 to 2017||Did not qualify|
|2021||Did not qualify|
|2023||To be determined|
|African Games record|
|1991–present||See Kenya national under-23 football team|
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