Kenya is among the countries that shine in sports. Kenya boasts some of the most talented and highest paid footballers. Victor Wanyama is the highest paid footballer in Kenya. Football is one of the best paid sports in the world. In this article, we will focus on some of the best paid footballers in Kenya.
1. Victor Wanyama
Victor Wanyama is a former Harambee Stars Captain. He currently plays for CF Montreal. He is currently the highest paid footballer in Kenya. He earns an annual salary of $4 milion per month. He is the highest paid Kenyan footballer. He is also the captain of Kenyan National Team and has played in the English Premier League. Previously, he has played for Southampton for 3 years from 2013 to 2016 and Tottenham Hotspur for 4 years from 2016 to 2020. He later moved to Montreal in Canada in 2020.
2. Macdonald Mariga
Macdonald Mariga is one of the highest paid Kenyan footballers. He was among the first Kenyans to feature on the UEFA champions. He earns $1.3 million per month. He was signed for Internationale De Milan in 2010 and scored his first goal the same year against Atlanta. He also played for Real Sociedad of LA Liga from 2011 to 2012.
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3. Michael Olunga
Michael Olunga is also among the highest paid footballers in Kenya. He started playing football while at high school. He is known for being the first Kenyan footballer to score a Hat-trick in LA Liga. Michael Olunga is currently playing for Kashiwa Reysol as a striker. Michael Olunga makes $747,000, making him among the third highest paid Kenyan footballer.
4. Patrick Osiako
Patrick Osiako started his footballer career at the age of 16. Then, he was playing for Coast Stars before switching to Tuskers in 2005. The 34 year old is the fourth highest paid footballer in Kenya and makes $45,000 per month. He is currently the Midfielder for Syrianska Eskilstuna IF that signed him in 2020.
5. Jamal Mohamed
Jamal Mohamed is the 5th higher paid footballer in Kenya. He earns $32,000 per month. He has previously played for Oumnai United, Mathare United and Liberty Professionals. He is a talented midfielder that has enabled him to play for a Swedish club.
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6. Arnold Origi
Arnold Origi is the 6th highest paid footballer in Kenya. He earns $27,000 per month. He is currently the goalkeeper for HIFK. He has previously played for Mathare United, Tusker, Moss and Fredrikstad. He has been active in football since 2001.
7. David Ochieng
David Ochieng is a Kenyan footballer who has previously played for Nairobi Stima, Tusker, Al Taawon, New York Cosmos and AFC Leopards. He has been active since 2011. He has made 33 appearances for the National Team, Harambee Stars.
Summary of Highest Paid Footballers in Kenya
Above is a list of some of the highest paid footballers in Kenya. Football clubs pay their players hefty salaries to encourage them play hard. Many Kenyan footballers play for international clubs. In the Kenyan Premier League, Dennis Oliech is the highest paid footballer in Kenya.