- Address: Nairobi
- Country: Kenya
- Capacity: 80,000
- Opened: 1987
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Kasarani Stadium
The stadium, which is also sometimes used for athletics and rugby union, is part of the Moi International Sports Centre. It became the largest sports venue by capacity in Kenya. The Kasarani Stadium became a venue for the Safari Sevens in 2013. The national rugby sevens team of Kenya won the Safari Sevens that year. They won the competition several times before they won the Safari Sevens in 2013.
The African championship for national football teams
The Kasarani Stadium became one of the venues used by the national football team of Kenya. In 1972, they played in the African championship for national football teams for the first time in their history. The national football team of Kenya, nicknamed Harambee Stars, faced Cameroon in their first-ever African championship match. The game took place in the Cameroonian city of Yaoundé on 23 February 1972. The national football team of Cameroon won the game 2-1. Jonathan Niva scored the first-ever African championship goal for the national football team of Kenya.
On 26 February 1972, the national football team of Kenya faced Mali in their second African championship match. The game ended in a 1-1. The third African championship match for Kenya also ended in a 1-1 draw. Kenya faced Togo in that game. They finished third place in the group stage of the tournament. The national football team of Kenya finished below Cameroon and Mali. They finished above Togo.
The national football team of Kenya returned to the African championship for national football teams on 14 March 1988. That day, they played their fourth African championship match against Nigeria. The game, which took place in the Moroccan city of Rabat, ended in a 3-0 victory for the Nigerians. Three days later, Egypt defeated Kenya in their fifth African championship match. Later in 1988, the national football team Kenya played one more African championship game. The match between Cameroon and Kenya ended in a goalless draw.