Category Archives: Kenya Football News and Commentary

News, stories, profiles and commentary on Kenya Football

Mwendwa’s defence of Okumbi does not make sense

The Kenya national team recently concluded a tour of Asia during which their performance was sub par. A loss to Iraq was followed by another loss to Thailand, a team that was ranked 49 places below Kenya in the FIFA … Continue reading

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Kenya should forget hosting events and focus on youth development

On Saturday September 24 2017, Kenya was stripped of the hosting rights for the 2018 CHAN tournament. Kenya had been awarded hosting rights in 2014. But progress in stadium construction was slow and it became painfully obvious to CAF that … Continue reading

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Congratulations on a friendly and peaceful Mashemeji derby

The first leg of the 2017 derby pitting Kenya’s top two sides, AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia passed without incident. Not only was the match incident free but also the fans of both sides maintained a friendly atmosphere before and … Continue reading

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Nyanza governors lagging behind in football development

Ever since the advent of devolution in Kenya, a number of governors and MPs across the country have taken it upon themselves to provide promising young footballers in their constituencies with opportunities to develop their talents while also giving local … Continue reading

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Good progress but long way to go for Harambee Stars

Many Harambee stars fans are elated and rightfully so after the recent spate of good results. In the last four matches, Kenya has beaten Congo-Brazzaville at home, registered two away draws against Tanzania and Zambia and beaten the Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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Win over Congo shows importance of quality friendlies

On Sunday June-5-2016, Kenya’s Harambee Stars registered their first win of the 2017 Africa Nations cup when they beat Congo 2-1. But Harambee Stars were not just victorious, they played much better than they have played of late, and were … Continue reading

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Kenya never stood a chance against Guinea Bissau

The 2017 Africa Nations cup home and away series against Guinea Bissau was labeled a do or die encounter. Kenya had to win both matches to keep their hopes of qualifying alive. There was some optimism given that Guinea Bissau … Continue reading

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Michael Olunga a good example for aspiring pros

In January of 2016, Michael Olunga left Gor Mahia to attend trials with Swedish side IF Djugarden. It was bound to be a tall order for Olunga as most Kenyan attacking players who attend trials with top tier sides in … Continue reading

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Kenya football fans have suffered through 15 years of incompetence

15 years of incompetence and corruption in Kenya football may be ending now that Nick Mwendwa has been elected FKF chairman. To find the last time Kenya had a decent football federation chairman, you would have to go back to … Continue reading

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Why Michael Olunga will succeed in Europe

Most of the Kenya players who made a successful career in Europe have been defensive midfielders including Victor Wanyama, Mcdonald Mariga, Robert Mambo who played in the UEFA cup, Patrick Osiako who has been in Europe for an amazing eight … Continue reading

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