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Kenyan Football’s Steady Rise

The East African nation of Kenya hit the headlines in tragic circumstances recently when in September an Islamist group al-Shabaab attacked innocent civilians and children in a Nairobi shopping mall. Over 70 deaths later the motive appears to have been their military’s deployment in troubled Somalia.

The country does not command many world-sporting headlines, except when their incredible track and field athletes take an abundance of medals in long distance-running events. Football is of course popular but success on an international stage has eluded them and with a domestic league that only gained official status and structure in the last fifty years, challenges, obstacles and controversy have littered the game.

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