Top 10 Highest-Paid Footballers in Kenya Premier League in 2023
Have you wondered how much the FKF Premier League clubs pay their players? In this article, we delve into the careers and finances of the local players who have played in the local premier league clubs.
In recent times, football has become a lucrative profession, with Footballers arguably among the highest-paid professionals in the world. Kenya has produced many star footballers who have played in the country’s Premier League and at the international leagues in other parts of the world, including the English Premier League.
Dennis remains one of the best football players and most paid Kenyan footballer in KPL. Before his retirement in 2016, he played as a striker for the Harambee Stars national team and Gor Mahia football club, and he earned a monthly salary of $2641, equivalent to over Ksh 300,000
Omar Mousa is a Burundian footballer who played as a defender for Sofapaka and Burundian National Team. He was the second-most-paid player in the Kenyan Premier League with an average monthly salary of Ksh 260,000, equivalent to $2288. He currently plays for Police Kibungo FC in Rwanda.
Jacques is a Rwandan professional footballer and captains the Rwanda national team. He was a former Gor Mahi striker; he ranks third as the most-paid footballer in Kenya’s Premier League history with an average monthly salary of Ksh 230,000, equivalent to $2,024. He currently plays as a forward for APR Football Club in Rwanda.
Wayi is a Congolese footballer who played as a striker for AFC Leopards. While playing for AFC Leopards, he was paid an average monthly salary of Ksh 200,000, equivalent to $1760. Wayi had a successful career at AFC Leopards, making the club a top football club in the country.
Shafik is a Ugandan footballer and former Gor Mahia midfielder; he was amongst the highest-paid club players, earning a monthly salary of Ksh 180,000, equivalent to $1584, ranking among the top-earning footballers in Kenya’s Premiere league.
He had a successful football career playing for many local football clubs, including Simba, Sofapaka, Western Stima, and Tusker FC. He was also featured amongst the football squad to represent his country at The Africa Cup of Nations 2017. Currently, he plays for the Kabwe Warriors Club in Zambia.
Haron is a Kenyan professional footballer who plays as a defender for Nkana FC in the Zambia Super League and the Kenya national team, Harambee Stars. He formerly played for Gor Mahia Club, earning an average monthly salary of Ksh 155,000.
Shakava had a successful career at Gor Mahia. At the same time, back in 2018, he led his team to winning the Supercup league against AFC Leopards. He has also contributed immensely to The Harambee Stars National team at different international league competitions, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, which Kenya won 5-2 against Mauritius in the first round.
Francis is a Kenyan Professional footballer who has been a midfielder for Tanzanian’s Simba Sports Club since 2019. He formerly played for Gor Mahia, and during his contract, he was amongst the highest footballers in the club and Kenya’s football history, with an average monthly salary of over Ksh 140,000. He made significant contributions to Gor Mahia’s success during his tenure back in 2018 at the CAF Confederation Cup group stages competition. He scored against South Africa’s SuperSport United, which sent Gor Mahia to advance to the group stage competition.
He was also part of the national team squad representing Kenya at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Isuza is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Bandari FC. He formerly played for local premier league clubs, including AFC Leopards, Mathare United, and Wazito FC. While at AFC Leopards, he was among the players who earned good with an average monthly salary of over Ksh. 135,000
He also played for Kenya’s National team, Harambee Stars, representing the country in various international competitions, including The African Cup of Nations, Intercontinental Cup, and International Friendly Matches. Currently, he is available as a free agent.
Manyika is a Tanzanian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Police Morogoro Club. He formerly played for KCB FC, and during his tenure, he was among the most prolific goalkeepers in Kenya Premier League, ranking him as the top-paid footballer with an average monthly earning of Ksh 131,000. He also played for Tanzanian’s national team, representing the country in various international competitions.
Eric Ndayishimiye is a Rwanda international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He formerly played for AFC Leopards, and during his tenure, he was amongst the goalkeepers who earned well with a monthly salary of over Ksh 120,000, equivalent to $1056. He has played for Rayon Sports Club since 2013 and has achieved several titles, including winning six caps for his country.
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Who is the highest-ever paid footballer in Kenya Premier League?
Dennis Oliech is the highest-paid Kenyan footballer in the Kenya Premier League. Before his retirement in 2016, He earned a gross monthly salary of over Ksh 300,000, equivalent to $2641, while playing for Gor Mahia football club.
How much does a footballer playing for Kenya Premier League earn?
The average salary of a Kenya Premier League player is Sh. 45,000, with the highest player earning KSh 150,000 and the lowest-paid player earning at least KSh 25,000.
Which Kenyan Premier League Clubs pay their players a reasonable amount?
AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia are the two football clubs in Kenya with a huge fan base. These two Clubs are among the most successful clubs in Kenya; due to their influence within the local sports arena, they have signed the most expensive footballers.
How do Kenya’s Premier League clubs generate the funds?
Local Football clubs generate income from sponsorship, merchandise sales, advertising with local brands, transfer fees, and matchday ticket revenue.
Which is the richest Kenya’s Premier League Club
Wazito F.C. is the richest Kenya Football Club, owned by Swedish billionaire Ricardo Badoer, with an estimated net worth of several billion shillings.
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