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


10. Edwin Ombasa - Mathare United

Currently pursuing BA Broadcast Production (TV Production), University of Nairobi