Kenya Defence Force honors former Harambee Stars keeper

Kenya Defence Force honors former Harambee Stars keeper

The Kenyan Defence Force (KDF) has honored former Harambee Stars keeper Francis Onyiso for his contribution to the game.

In a ceremony on Monday, Sergeant Onyiso was recognized for his sporting prowess and contribution to the growth of football within KDF, nationally.

Onyiso is one of the most revered goalkeepers in the Harambee Stars history having come into the limelight back in 1997 in a World Cup qualifier match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani against Nigeria; a game that ended in a 1-1 draw.

African Cup of Nations

In 2004, he was in the 22-man squad that represented Kenya in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), held in Tunisia under head coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee where Kenya lost group B matches against Senegal and Mali before registering a win against Burkina Faso.

At club level with Ulinzi Stars, Onyiso won three Kenyan Premier League titles in 2003, 2004 and 2005 before hanging his gloves for both country and club in 2012.

The former short stopper is currently working as a goalkeeper trainer for the army side, besides being the keeper trainer of the national team U17 side.