The Kenya Premier League (KPL) is a launching pad for budding footballers seeking to export their talents in the well paying European football leagues. Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Victor Mugubi Wanyama earns over kes1million per day if his gross salary of kes35million is untouched. Simply put, what Wanyama earns in a day is equivalent, if not more, to what a footballer plying his trade in Kenyan makes annually. With the entry of well oiled sponsors, footballers are atleast assured of a steady income. We take a look at the highest paid footballers in KPL and allowances.
Gor Mahia players
Gor Mahia football team has a legion of fans who have kept it afloat even on its most trying financial times. The club continues to win trophies after trophies and with such results it’s only expected that players are well enumerated.
Here are some of the best paid players in club:
Meddie Kahere-before ditching the club for Tanzania outfit Simba FC, the Rwandese import earned close to kes200,000, according to goal.com making him the then highest footballer in KPL.
Francis Kahata-His impressive run has made Kahata one of the most dependable player in Gor and the National team Harambee Stars. His salary is estimated at kes 130,000.
Jacques Tuyisenge-Another Rwandese import whose form has been prolific. His salary is above the kes100,000 per month.
Other players in the ranks of Gor earn between kes50,000 to kes100,000 per month.
Allowances: kes10,000 winning bonus for each player.
Is the second most popular and successful club in Kenya after Gor Mahia. Salaries of players range from kes40,000 with the highest pocketing kes100,000.
Tusker FC is among the financially stable football teams in the KPL. Lowest paid player takes home kes40,000 with the highest earning close to kes70,000.
Allowances-Kes10,000 winning allowance and kes5,000 for a draw.
The club was facing financial doldrums until Betika stepped in. A three year kes50 million deal was inked between the Sofapaka and the betting firm and all seems to be rosy. Players are paid an average of kes40,000 to kes60,000.
Allowances: Kes5,000 for a win.
One of the most promising football club in Kenya is Mathare United. How it is not winning trophies is a story for another day. Players in this club earn between kes40,000 with the highest taking just over kes60,000.
Allowances: Mathare players earn the highest allowances in KPL. Winning at home attracts an allowance of kes11,000.
Away matches-kes13,000, scoring or providing an assist kes4,500
An extra Sh1,500 is paid for goals scored within the first or last five minutes of the game. Best player in a match is paid kes7,500 while the captain is paid kes7,500 per match.
Other clubs salary range for the other clubs in the KPL is kes40,000.