5 richest footballers in Kenya

Football is a lucrative profession and certain Kenyan athletes have become proficient in earning substantial salaries overseas, enabling them to enjoy a luxurious way of life.

Some of the wealthiest footballers in Kenya have not shied off from showing off what they own starting from houses to expensive cars.

The following is a list of the top five wealthiest footballers in Kenya.

1. Victor Wanyama

Victor Wanyama is undoubtedly the wealthiest footballer in Kenya, having accumulated his wealth through playing for various clubs in different countries.

The former Tottenham midfielder is currently a player for CF Montreal in Canada’s MLS, and it is believed that he earned Sh24 million per week last season before the club renewed his contract.

Wanyama’s net worth is estimated to be Sh1.6 billion, with most of his wealth amassed during his time playing in England for Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.

2. Macdonald Mariga

Despite retiring from professional football some time ago, Wanyama’s brother, MacDonald Mariga, remains one of the wealthiest Kenyan footballers.

He is worth Sh1.2 billion, which is not far behind what his younger brother has amassed in his career. Mariga made history as the first Kenyan footballer to play in the UEFA Champions League.

Currently, Mariga is a politician, having entertained football fans on the pitch, but is yet to win an elected seat after losing in the Kibra polls.

3. Michael Olunga

Engineer Michael Olunga is another Kenyan footballer who is making a fortune at Al-Duhail in Qatar, thanks to his exceptional finishing skills and pace while playing as a striker.

Olunga earns approximately Sh60 million a month following his transfer to Qatari club Al-Duhail.

Michael Olunga

Olunga is estimated to be worth Sh484 million, and he has been supporting Kenyans who aspire to follow in his footsteps by organizing tournaments and awarding various prizes to boost their morale.

4. Patrick Osiako

Patrick Osiako began his football career at the young age of 16, playing for Coast Stars before moving to Tuskers in 2005.

During his time at the club, he made 15 appearances and scored three goals.

As of now, Patrick Osiako has an estimated net worth of Sh242 million, which he has accumulated since embarking on his football journey in 2003.

5. Jamal Mohammed

Jamal Mohammed is currently a player for Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. in the Oman Professional League, and he is believed to have a net worth of Sh242 million.

His exceptional skills on the pitch have made him a well-known figure among Kenyans, and this has contributed to his success in professional football.

Having started playing at a young age, Jamal Mohammed has been able to amass significant wealth from his earnings.

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