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.
Second Goal project
The national training centre in Nairobo, which was opened five years ago in 2003, is to be expanded after phase two of the original plan was approved by the Goal Bureau on 4 February 2008. The technical centre will now be extended, with new offices forming part of the complex, to further improve the administration of Kenyan football. The cost of the project will be fully covered by the Goal Programme.
Use of FAP funds
Project
National training centre with association offices in Nairobi
Project approved
4 February 2008
Status
Implementation
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000
21.04.2009