Our mission is to serve as the lead organization in Kenya for teaching, developing and competing in the game of American football.
Be a leading sport in participation, fan experience and media coverage.
To work closely with member clubs, partners and the international Federation of American football to Promote, develop and regulate American football in Kenya.
The Kenya Federation of American Football (KFAF) is a Non-Profit sport organization registered under the Ministry of Sports and Culture to govern, regulate, and develop American Football in Kenya. We are also affiliate members of the world body International Federation of American Football (IFAF). We promote both versions (Flag football and tackle/contact football). KFAF Chair Mr. George Alwanga is currently serving as the continental director Africa after he was nominated by IFAF Executive.
The birth and genesis of American Football dates to 2012, with the piloting starting at the University of Nairobi.
There has been tremendous growth for the last 8 years now boasting of seven(7) university teams (UON, JKUAT MMU, TMU, MASENO, MMUST & USIU) and, two (2) community teams (Umoja chiefs & Samburu Cowboys) that compete in flag football(5V5,7V7) and 9-man Tackle leagues. We have more demonstration games lined up in western, Rift valley and central that will see the number of teams increase to at least fifteen by July 2020.
The university of Nairobi participated in the Inaugural East Africa Championship held in Uganda 2012 finishing second overall. We also conducted demonstration game during the FASU games 2014 at the University of Nairobi (UON vs Umoja chiefs). Best athletes scouted, have had an opportunity to receive training in the USA leading to academic scholarships in 2016 and 2018.
February 22-24, 2019 KFAF coaches and federation officials were in Orlando, Florida USA for football conference and training to enhance football knowledge and gain game experience. The sport offers a great opportunity for student athletes, coaches and learning institutions as we look forward to taking part in international tournaments.
In 2019, during the KUSA national games in Moi University, we successful held East Africa inaugural Flag games, where Kenya Won the Men’s fixture while Uganda dominated the ladies. Moving forward Kenya will always have a joint team for both men ladies in KUSA international games. Already plans are being made to have team Kenya in FASU games to be held in Kenyatta University August 18-22 as a demonstration sport while the East Africa Games in Kampala, Dec 2020 will be competitive.
We are also working on the guidelines from the Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Education to introduce one of the versions (Flag football) in high schools this year. Flag football in an international and competitive sport with world championship to be staged this year in Denmark, IFAF is also on a pathway to have it included in the Olympics in 2028 in Los Angeles in US. Youth continental championships will take place next year