Truth be said, football in Kenya doesn’t pay handsomely. Players practice hard and end up with peanuts. From the fame in the pitch to misery in their homes. Players who have shown outstanding performance locally usually get “snatched” by international clubs for greener pastures.
Majority of players who have gone international have ‘made it’ in their football careers.
Here are some of the richest and highest paid Kenyan footballers.
Victor is one of Kenya’s best football players and the richest. He has straddled the football arena like a Colossus and won himself a lot of awards, played in various clubs before a major breakthrough came for him when he was sold to Southampton back then.Victor is reported to have bought a house valued at Sh20 million in Kileleshwa in 2014 before he forked out millions of shillings to fly his family to England for a month-long holiday in 2016.He also shipped a high-end car valued at Sh25 million into the country for his family early last year while at Southampton. He is pegged to be earning Ksh20-35million a month
He is Victor’ elder brother and was recently signed to Spanish side Real Oviedo. He has acquired property courtesy of the good salary.
He earns 14m a month
Olunga is one of the few footballers who have used their high earnings to live their dreams.
Olunga, who recently joined Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol for Sh300 million, reportedly purchased an apartment along Mombasa road. He is pegged at Ksh15m per month.
He is rarely seen playing for Harambee stars because of the stiff competition from Mariga and Wanyama. But Osiako is an excellent player who also earns a lump some amount at around 6.5 -7million a month and has major investments in the country.
This talented player has traversed the football arena in an amazing way and his experience, agility and skill has seen him play in Norway and Romania and earns around. to Sh 3.5 million a month. He lives large and sometimes people query how he spends his money.
If you love Kenyan football, then you can’t miss miss to know this rather conspicuous character.
A goalkeeper who has straddled the football arena like a colossus and has made a major impact on First division side Ullensaker/Kisa.
His monthly salary is pegged at close to Sh 3 million.
Based in the USA, Olum plays for the MLS where he earns around Sh2.5 million a month.
That’s a good pay considered that the USA has draconian laws that heavily exploit international players with huge taxes.
This former Tusker Player moved to Tawoon in Saudi Arabia and the salary shot to millions.
He earns around ksh2.2 million a month.
9. Mike Origi
Retired Kenyan footballer and father of Divock Origi.
10. Arnold Origi
currently plays for Lillestrøm as a goalkeeper