Football is arguably the most supported sport in Africa including in Kenya. Thousands of supporters always throng stadiums just to watch and cheer on their favorite footballers. It's always a good experience, to attend a Gor Mahia vs. AFC Leopards match, just to have a closer look at the footballing heroes.
Despite producing great stars like Victor Wanyama, McDonald Mariga and Dennis Oliech, the sport is generally considered a career for the not-so-bright minds. However, a new crop of footballers has emerged keen to disprove this belief. From Europe to Africa, these stars juggle between football and study.
Below is a list of Kenyan Premier League footballers who have University degrees yet still sweat it out on the field hoping to become the future Ronaldos and Messis of this world.
1. Brian Osumba
The Tusker midfielder holds a BA in Economics and is currently a CPA level 4 student at Strathmore University.
2. Michael Olunga - Gor Mahia, Striker
Currently pursuing Bachelor of Engineering (Geospatial Engineering), Technical University of Kenya
3. Bernard Mangoli - AFC Leopards, Midfielder
Currently pursuing Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Community Development), Kenyatta University.
4. Mungai Kiongera - KCB, Striker
Currently pursuing Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Kenyatta University
5. Geoffrey Kataka - Posta Rangers, Striker
Bachelor of Education (Arts), University of Nairobi
6. Jacob Keli - AFC Leopards, Striker
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Kenya College of Accountancy
7. Vincent Okello
The Mathare United captain is pursuing an online degree programme in Sports Science.
8. Obadiah Erasto Ndege - Posta Rangers, Striker
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, University of Nairobi
9. Eric Masika - KRA, Defender
Currently studying accounts at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa
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10. Edwin Ombasa - Mathare United
Currently pursuing BA Broadcast Production (TV Production), University of Nairobi