Football in Kenya
Football is the most popular sport in Kenya, followed by athletics and volleyball. Kenyan football's greatest success was the triumph in the Castle Cup in 2002. This four-nation tournament was first held in Kenya in 2000. The national team has reached the finals of the African Cup of Nations on four occasions. Having topped Group 5 ahead of Togo, Cape Verde and Mauritania, they will also be appearing at the 24th edition in 2004. The Kenyan FA also grabbed the headlines with victories at the CECAFA Youth Tournament in 2000 and by organising a course held as part of the FIFA Futuro development programme in 1998, with attendees from various Eastern and Central African national associations. Joe Kadenge and Jonathan Niva are the two most famous players to have emerged from Kenya.
The first Goal Project
On 1 May 2003, the Goal Bureau approved the construction of a new national training centre. These new facilities are primarily to promote youth football. At the moment, the Kenyan FA does not have its own facilities to hold courses or training camps. Instead, they have to rent suitable facilities. With this new national training centre, the association will have its own house, which it will be able to use to promote football in general and help youngsters in particular.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
National training centre in Nairobi
Project approved
1 May 2003
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000