Football in Kenya is the national sport and is widely played, both at the professional and amateur levels. The sport is gambled on not only live but also online within casinos and other platforms.
Here is everything you need to know about football in Kenya:
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The Confederation of African Football, the biggest regional organisation, is where Kenya’s national team plays. The Harambee Stars can be backed all year round in friendlies, qualifying, and futures markets even though they haven’t advanced to the FIFA World Cup finals or participated in the Africa Cup of Nations since 2004.
This features 16 clubs and runs from fall to spring every year; it is Kenya’s top domestic football league. Since signing a crucial collaboration agreement with SuperSport, the competition’s calibre has greatly increased. Gor Mahia has won the highest number of trophies, i.e., 15.
Top football clubs in Kenya compete in three annual knockout tournaments. The President’s Cup is the most prestigious. The league champions and President’s Cup winners square off in a single game for the Super Cup, while the eight KPL teams with the highest rankings compete in the Top 6 Cup.
National Football Teams
As with other countries in Africa, Kenya is passionate about football and has made a significant contribution to its development in the past few decades.
The game was first played in the country at the start of the 1900s, and it has since developed into a prominent sport, with the nation now sending teams to important international and continental soccer competitions.
The national football club of Kenya is known by the name Harambee Stars. The team, founded in 1960, represents the country globally.
It belongs to the Council for East and Central African Football Associations and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Football Kenya Federation oversees Harambee Stars.
Won the CECAFA (East and Central African Championship), won four more times;
Won the Challenge Cup twice;
Won 12 Gossage Cups between 1926 and 1966;
Won the Coupe de l’Ocean Indien in 1981.
Women’s Football in Kenya
The KFK, which seeks to assist and promote the immense potential of women’s football in Kenya, presented its new women’s football plan in mid-2021.
According to the FKF’s President Nick Mwendwa, this approach has been introduced to discover, expand, and develop the women’s game and guide Kenya’s vision of making it to the Women’s World Cup for the first time.
Doreen Nabwire, the FKF’s head of women’s football, outlined the subject and the five crucial areas that needed to be developed. These are volunteerism and youth football, leagues and club permits, national lineups and performance hubs, capacity-building, and advertising.
Football in Kenya has made remarkable growth over the years and shows promising future potential.