Majority of Kenyans have been supporting clubs from English Premier League (EPL) such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the past, but this has changed in recent times since Kenyans are now big fans of clubs in Kenya Premier League (KPL). Kenyans have been attending football matches played in stadiums of Kenya such as Nyayo stadium and Kasarani international stadium in Nairobi.
The AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia are the two football clubs in Kenya which have many Kenyan fans. The support of Kenyans towards the football games held in Kenya is evident by the many numbers of people attending football matches played by this clubs in Nairobi and in any other part of Kenya. Those Kenyans who cannot be able to attend football matches held in various stadiums in Kenya, are forced to watch those live matches from the supersport channels in Kenya. The football matches of Kenya are shown in channel nine (9 E) of supersport in Kenya.
Although there is a sign of improvement in Kenya premier league, Kenya is still behind in terms of paying football players their salaries. For instance a player like Wayne Rooney who plays for Manchester United in English premier league, earns approximately Kshs 40 million per week exclusive of training allowance and other bonuses. If you look at the football players from Kenya premier league clubs, the players are not paid well.
The higher paid football player in Kenya Premier League earns approximately Kshs 85,000 per month without including training allowance and other bonuses. Majority of the highest paid football players in Kenya premier league are from the two famous football clubs in Kenya; AFC Leopard football club in Kenya and Gor Mahia football club in Kenya. The salaries of football players belonging to Gor Mahia and AFC Leopard foootball clubs range from Kshs.70, 000 and Kshs.85, 000 per month.
The top five Football players in Kenya premier league who earn highest salaries include;
Mike Barasa Football Player in Kenya: Mike Barasa is a football player of AFC Leopards football club in Kenya and plays the striking position. Mike Barasa football player in Kenya was born in 1979 in Kenya. Mike Barasa football player of AFC club in Kenya earns about Kshs 85,000 per month exclusive of training allowances and other bonuses.
Allan Wanga Football Player in Kenya: Allan Wanga football player is only 26 years old and play as a striker for AFC Leopard football club in Kenya. Allan Wanga of AFC club in Kenya earns Kshs 80,000 per month without including training allowances and other bonuses.
Dan Sserunkuma Football Player in Kenya: Dan Sserunkuma football player is a player born from Uganda and plays a striker for Gor Mahia football club in Kenya. Dan Sserunkuma of Gor Mahia in Kenya is 25 years old and earns a salary amounting to Kshs 75,000 per month (exclusive of allowances and bonuses).
Paul Mungai Football Player in Kenya: Paul Mungai football player is 21 years old and plays as a striker for Gor Mahia football club in Kenya. Paul Mungai of Gor Mahia club in Kenya earns a salary of Kshs 70,000 per month without inclusion of other allowances.
Paul Were Football Player in Kenya; Paul Were is also a football player who plays for AFC Leopard Football club in Kenya. Paul Were of AFC Leopards in Kenya is 22 years old and a salary of Kshs 70,000 per month exclusive of other allowances.