Daniel Anyembe: Harambee Stars Defender Experiences Surge in Market Value After Stellar Perfomances

Daniel Anyembe: Harambee Stars Defender Experiences Surge in Market Value After Stellar Perfomances

Robert Abong'o
updated at December 29, 2023 at 8:10 AM
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  • Daniel Anyembe’s market value has increased by over Ksh50 million
  • The Harambee Stars defender plays for Viborg FF in the Danish league
  • The 25-year-old’s worth has gone up by over 300,000 euros in a year

Harambee Stars defender Daniel Anyembe has experienced a substantial increase in market value, surging by over Ksh50 million in a remarkable development.

The Danish-born player's market worth has risen from €400,000 (Ksh69 million) in December 2022 to €700,000 (Ksh121 million) in 2023.

The increase in market value can be attributed to his outstanding performances for Viborg and the national team.

Anyembe Daniel in action against Qatar in September 2023. Photo: NurPhoto
Anyembe Daniel in action during the international friendly against Qatar and at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on September 7, 2023. Photo: NurPhoto
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Anyembe's impressive run, despite an unfortunate injury sidelining him from Kenya's recent matches, has not gone unnoticed, considering his rise in value, per Transfermarkt. The former Denmark U23 captain has showcased versatility, featuring in 12 appearances as both a right-back and a centre-back for Danish club Viborg FF this season.

Having commenced playing at Esbjerg's academy in 2009, Anyembe made his European debut for the first team in the 2017/18 season. Since joining Viborg on a deal until June 30, 2025, he has made 56 appearances for the Danish Superliga club.

Born and raised in Denmark to a Kenyan father and Danish mother, Anyembe chose to represent his father's country of birth, making his Harambee Stars debut against Iran. He expressed enthusiasm about the national team project and the coach's confidence in his abilities.

“He (coach Engin Firat) didn’t need to convince me much. He said he had been watching my game and liked how I play, and he told me when I come here, I should express myself and be the player that he thinks I am and that I have the quality, but I have to show it,” said Anyembe as reported by Pulse Sports.

In contrast, Harambee Stars defender Amos Nondi has faced a downturn in his market value, experiencing a sharp drop of Ksh21 million.

Initially valued at €250,000 (Ksh43 million) in June 2023, Nondi's current market worth is €225,000, marking a notable €25,000 (Ksh39 million) loss in just six months.

Ex-Harambee Stars coach critiques team

Sports Brief previously reported when ex-Harambee Stars coach in the 1990s, Mohammed Kheri, expressed his concern about the current generation of players, citing a perceived lack of commitment and passion for representing the national flag compared to previous years.

Kheri believes that money's influence has diminished patriotism among today's players globally, stressing a shift from the spirited fight for the flag seen in his era.

He says the contemporary focus is more on financial gains than the intrinsic pride of playing for the national team.

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