Which is the richest football club in Kenya in 2024? Net worth and achievements

Which is the richest football club in Kenya in 2024? Net worth and achievements

Kevin Omuya
updated at February 14, 2024 at 11:29 AM

Kenya is known for developing long-distance athletes rather than football players due to its higher altitude. Many Kenyan football clubs have failed to pay their players' salaries on time, leading to most players choosing greener pastures in other nations. Despite this, some Kenyan clubs have risen above the poverty level. So, which is the richest football club in Kenya in 2024? This article has its net worth, achievements, and more!

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Although the country's teams are notorious for keeping their net worth under wraps, Wazito's Football Club is widely recognized as the richest football club in Kenya.

List of richest football clubs in Kenya

There is no denying that the future of Kenya's football is bright. Many of their best clubs rely heavily on local sponsors for their financial support. Football in Kenya is, without a doubt, slowly but surely, becoming recognized as a profession.

Kenya's football has a bright future ahead of it, as some of the country's best players are being paid extremely well. Here is the list of the wealthiest soccer clubs in the country.

Wazito F.C

Ricardo Badoer, a billionaire international businessman, owns Wazito Football Club, the biggest soccer club in the country, with an estimated net worth of several billion shillings, making it the richest in the country. Wazito F.C. earned a promotion to participate in the Premier League and has not won any trophy yet.

Which is the richest football club in Kenya 2022?
Wazito F.C was posing for a photo at Kenyatta Stadium before their game against Nzoia Sugar on January 15, 2022. Photo: @Wazitofc
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Gor Mahia F.C

Gor Mahia is valued at $572,200. Gor Mahia is the country's second-wealthiest soccer team. Thanks to the ever-present Green Army, the team earns roughly $265,000 in gate fees during matches. Tuzo, which sponsors their shirts, contributes another $250,000.

It is also worth noting that K'Ogalo owns Nairobi's Embakasi neighbourhood property. The team plans to use the site to build a massive stadium in Kenya at Kshs $35,000. Gor Mahia is 19-time winner of the Premier League and eleven-time winner of the F.K.F. Presidents Cup.

A.F.C. Leopards

A.F.C., often known as Ingwe, is the third wealthiest soccer team in the country today, with an estimated valuation of $457,750. A.F.C., like Gor Mahia, has a sponsorship arrangement with Kenyan sugar producer Mumias Sugar, worth roughly $20 million per year.

The A.F.C. Leopards squad also owns a $57,000 bus, which helps to ensure that transportation expenditures within the country are kept to a minimum.

The A.F.C. squad earns around $220,000 in gate fees and nearly $17,600 from replica jersey sales in the country. In addition, the Leopards are five times CECAFA Club winners and ten times champions of the F.K.F. Presidents' Cup.

Sofapaka F.C

With an estimated $440,150, Sofapaka is the fourth wealthiest soccer club. Batoto Ba Mungu, as the squad is known, has established a loyal following over the years. Aside from the $290,500 in sponsorship from East African Portland Cement Company, the team also collects close to $36,980 in gate receipts per season.

Which is the richest football club in Kenya 2022? Their net worth, achievements, and more
Sofapaka line up ahead of their Premier League match against Homeboyz FC on March 18, 2021, at Bukhungu Stadium Kakamega, Kenya. Photo: @FC_Sofapaka
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This is one of the few soccer clubs that rely on acquiring unknown players and developing them to sell them for a profit later on. As a result, Sofapaka is five times Premier League champions.

Tusker F.C.

Tusker Football Club is the 2012 Kenya Premier League champions and the fifth wealthiest soccer club in the country, with a valuation of $396,000. East African Breweries Limited sponsors the Tusker squad with about $265,000 sponsorship.

In addition, the sale of Brian Mandela to Santos Football Club in South Africa earned Tusker $35,208 last year. Every other season, the Brewers, as Tusker is known in Kenya, are said to make a million bob from replica jersey sales. Tusker F.C. is twelve times the winner of the Premier League.

Thika United F.C.

It is a professional soccer club based in Thika. Thika United, which has an estimated valuation of $176,045, rounds out of the country's top five richest football clubs. Brookside Dairies has sponsored the team with a $132,030 sponsorship. In addition, every season, the sale of imitation jerseys to Kenyans brings close to a million shillings.

Which football club has the most fans in Kenya?

Which is the richest football club in Kenya 2022?
Everton FC supporters cheer for a friendly football match between Everton and Kenya's Gor Mahia, at the Dar-es-Salaam stadium, on July 13, 2017. PHOTO: TONY KARUMBA
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In the domestic league, A.F.C. and Gor Mahia have the largest fan bases in the country. Also, many football fanatics in the country are strongly interested in the English Premier League. Young and old alike passionately support the famous English league teams.

International football clubs with the most fans in Kenya

  • Arsenal
  • Manchester United
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester City
  • Tottenham hotspurs
  • Liverpool

How many football clubs are there in Kenya?

There are many soccer teams but approximately 18 active and famous clubs.

Which is the richest football club in Kenya 2022?
Mathare United vs AFC Leopards at Nyayo National Stadium on January 23, 2022, at Nyayo National Stadium. Photo: @AFC Leopards FC
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  • A.F.C. Leopards Nairobi
  • Bandari Mombasa
  • Bidco United F.C.
  • Gor Mahia
  • Kakamega Homeboyz
  • Kariobangi Sharks
  • Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Mathare United Nairobi
  • Nairobi City Stars
  • Nzoia Sugar
  • Posta Rangers
  • Sofapaka
  • Tusker Nairobi
  • Ulinzi Stars
  • Vihiga United F.C.
  • Wazito Machakos
  • Western Stima
  • Zoo Kericho

When it comes to African football, among the richest football clubs in Kenya, these are some of the greatest teams in the continent, and they have always remained at the top of the league participating in major tournaments. Despite the other teams' financial woes, they have always tried their best to maintain their level of play.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.