Kenya is a renown sports powerhouse across the world. From politics to matters that affect the globe, Kenya is among the most influential African nations. At various International bodies such as the United Nations, the country’s presence has for so long been felt. In the sports scene, Kenya ranks so high than even some of the most powerful nations in the country. The country holds good records in sports such as athletics, rugby, cricket, martial arts among many other sports. Apart from being athletes in their various clubs and for the nation, Kenya has produced for a good time highly talented book and field stars. Those athletes have been able to prosper both in their playing career just as well as in their playing career.
Endurance or something, those athletes have been at the frontline. They have been able to convince the young and upcoming athletes on the importance of having a good educational background. This is perhaps because of the good background they have been able to build over a period of time.
Among the leading athletes that has the highest professional backgrounds are as listed below.
Eng. Michael Ogada Olunga
Michael Ogada Olunga is both a book and a field star. Currently playing at Japanese club Kashiwa Reysol, the towering goal poacher is a professional engineer. The Kenyan striker started his professional career at the Technical University of Kenya. He is currently a certified geospatial engineer. Olunga is well known for his scoring skills whenever a chance is accorded to him. So far, in his playing career, Olunga has turned out for a total of eight clubs in his career. The former Gor Mahia striker has had a stint in Kenya, China, Spain, Sweden and currently Japan.
In all the clubs that the striker has played for, he has always proved his doubters wrong be perfectly doing his job. The former Upper Hill High School student is indeed both a book and field star.
Fred Arocho is among the notable sports pundits in the country. He is perhaps one of the most humorous persons that the country has ever had. Arocho in his playing career, the radio host played for National Youth Team where he managed to interact with various players across the continent. After a decade-old career as a player, the former star joined Kenya National Polytechnic where he graduated with a diploma in Business Administration.
Dr. Dan Shikanda
Dan Shikanda is a household name in Kenya. The current chairman of AFC Leopards is a former player of Kenya’s paternal rivals. Apart from playing for both Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, Shikanda played for the national team as well. After hanging his boots, the former field star decided to embark in pursuing his education. He is perhaps the highest educated footballer in Kenya. Indeed, after shinning for years as a player, he has as well proved his worth within the corridors of the classroom. A book and a field star he has been. At the helm of AFC Leopards, Dan Shikanda has proved that he has the leadership capability. His way of administrating the club has proved to be really amazing.
Paul Muingai Kiongera
Among the forwards that this country has seen, Kiongera is most probably among the best of those forwards. The forward has had a stint with various clubs notably, Gor Mahia and Simba SC of Tanzania. The current Wazito FC forward is a graduate from Kenyatta University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology.
Jacob Keli is a sensational Kenyan striker. The player who currently plays his trade in the Zambian league has played for a good number of Kenyan teams. He has played for Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Mathare United and KCB FC. Keli is an alumnus of Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) where he received professional training as an accountant. He has specialized in the finance option.
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