Football is one of the most celebrated and loved games worldwide. People would literally drop everything they are doing just to catch a glimpse of what is going on in the football world. This in itself puts the footballers in the limelight. As a footballer from East Africa, you even earn much more when you get signed by an international football club. Below is a list of top ten richest footballers in East Africa with their net worth:
1. Dennis Oliech
With a monthly salary of Kshs. 31 Million every month, Dennis Oliech is the wealthiest footballer and the tops among the richest footballers in East Africa at the moment.
2. Victor Wanyama
He is the second-best Kenyan footballer at the moment. He also happens to be the second richest footballer in Kenya and in East Africa at large. With a current monthly salary of Kshs. 30 Million, his breakthrough came when he was sold to Southampton. He currently plays for Tottenham and he owns a Kshs. 20 Million house in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa area.
3. McDonald Mariga
Mariga is Victor Wanyama’s elder brother who was recently signed to Spanish side Real Oviedo. He earns about Kshs. 14 million every month.
4. Michael Olunga
He is a Kenyan footballer who recently joined the Japanese club Kashiwa Reysoi for Kshs. 300 Million. He earns Kshs. 15 million every month.
5. Patrick Osiako
He comes 5th on this list with a monthly salary of about Kshs. 7 million every month.
6. Jamal Mohammed
He is a Kenyan footballer who has played in Norway and Romania. Jamal Mohammed earns about Kshs. 4 million every month.
7. Mbwana Ally Samatta
He is the first Tanzanian football player to ever be signed for the English Premier League. He is a 27-year-old Muslim football player who did wed in October 2019. He currently plays for Aston Villa. His salary is about 25,000 Euros per week.
8. Salomon Nirisarike
He is the best paid Rwandan professional footballer who earns about Kshs. 2.8 Million every month. Salomon Nirisarike is the Amavubi and FC Pynik defender.
9. Jacques Tuyisenge
He is a Rwandan football player who plays for Angola top flight club Petro Atletico. He earns about Kshs. 1.4 million every month.
10. Mike Azira
Mike Azira is a Ugandan international footballer. He featured for Colorado Rapids in their 2-0 away defeat to Ricardo Kaka’s Orlando city FC in the MLS. He earns about Kshs. 1.1 million every month.