Kenyan Premier League Top Scorers 2021

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The KPL top scorers list is an exclusive list of players who have scored the highest goal in a season in the Kenyan premier league. Since the Kenya Premier League started in 1963 there has been a KPL table top scorers list kept keeping record of the highest goals scored every football season.

This article analyzes that list and takes a look at the top scorers’ predictions for the next year.



KPL top scorers table

Kenyan Premier League top scorersGoalsPosition
Erick Kapaito24Striker
Allan Wanga23Striker
Jesse Were22Striker
Enosh Ochieng17Striker
Masoud Juma17Striker
Dan Sserunkuma16Striker
Francis Ouma15Striker

Above is the KPL table top scorers list for the most goals scored in a season from the highest goals the least. The statistics are useful for football predictions and tips estimations.

KPL top scorers in history

The KPL is a professional league for the men’s association of Kenyan football clubs. In 1963, the league was created under the Kenya Football Federation, the league remained in the top list of the Kenyan football league system. Currently, it is under the control of the Football Kenya Federation with 18 clubs contesting during the championship.

1963-1976

The league was initially known as the Kenya National Football League from its creation in 1963. It became Kenyan Super League in 1973 and finally Kenyan Premier League in 1998. Over the years the league has kept a record of topscorers in the likes of Maurice Ochieng who ended the 1976 season with 26 goals. In the 2006 season, Boniface Ambani ended the season with 21 goals.

2007-2009

Allan Wanga made his debut appearance in the Kenyan Premier League with Tusker FC. Born in 1985 and currently, in the Kakamega Homeboyz club, he closed the 2007 season as the top scorer with 23 goals. The 2009 KPL season was a remarkable season for the Sofapaka club as following the promotion and relegation rule of KPL had just been promoted from the Kenya National League to join KPL. The Sofapaka exceeded expectations by topping the Kenya Premier League standings with their topscorer John Baraza recording 15 goals alongside Joseph Emeka from Tusker club in that same season.

2010-2015

John Baraza, gave his best yet again in the 2010 season and bagged the top scorer KPL title of the year with 15 goals as well as winning the Confederation cup. In 2012, John Baraza recorded more goals and finished the season as a KPL top scorer with a total of 18 goals. In 2015, Jesse Were, currently a striker for Zambia Super League club ZESCO United F.C. as well as for the Kenya national team was the first on the KPL top scorers list and took the highest goal scored in a season a notch higher by scoring 22 goals in one season.

In the 2015 season, Gor Mahia finished first in the Kenyan Premier League standings. They beat Sony Sugar 1-0 in the final match to retain the title. Gor Mahia had achieved the same feat in the 1976 season and thus became the only club in Kenya to defend the title and win it twice in the Kenyan Premier League.

2016-2020

John Mark Makwatta currently of the Zambia Super League club ZESCO United F.C ended the 2016 season as a top scorer with 15 goals. Masoud Juma, currently a forward for Difaâ Hassani El Jadidi, and the Kenya national team ended the 2017 season with a total of 17 goals. Eric Kapaito’s debut appearance as a topscorer was in 2018. He scored 16 goals as a striker in the Kariobangi Sharks club. The 2018/2019 season was a season where every player wanted to shine forth.

Three different players tied as top scorers; Allan Wanga currently in the Kakamega Homeboyz club appeared a second time as a top scorer with 17 goals, Umaru Kasumba also finished the season with 17 goals, and Enosh Ochieng currently playing for Ulinzi in the Kenyan Premier League and the Kenyan national team also scored 17 goals bringing the season to a remarkable end.

2021+

For Eric Kapaito of the Kariobangi Sharks club, his glorious years seem not to be over as he secured another KPL top scorer title in the just concluded 2020/2021 season with 24 goals in one season.

Kenyan Premier League Top Scorers

KPL top scorers predictions

Some of the players that will make the top scorers list again include Eric Kapaito of the Kariobangi Sharks. He has won the Kenyan Premier League top scorer award twice in 2018 and again in 2020.

As a striker for the Kenyan national team, he will also want to make his mark in the AFCON tournament and the FIFA World Cup both happening next year in Cameroon and Qatar respectively.

Some other Kenya National football team players to watch out for will be Joash Onyango of the Bidco United FC and C. Onyango, playing for Posta Rangers. You can see the rest of the predictions of KPL top scorers from any football prediction and tips website.

FAQ: KPL Top Scorers

These are the frequently asked questions about the top scorers of the Kenyan Premier League.

Who is the top scorer in the Kenya Premier League?

Eric Kapaito is the top scorer of the Kenya Premier League in the 2020/2021 season. He topped the KPL top scorers list with 24 goals for the Kariobangi sharks, earning him the top scorer KPL title a second time.

Who is Kenya’s highest ever goal scorer?

The Gor Mahia legend Maurice Ochieng was the first to score 26 goals in 1976 to help his team win the Kenyan Premier League. Maurice Ochieng retains the title of highest goal scorer in Kenya. This record is yet to be broken as Eric Kapaito is fast closing in the gap as his goals have increased to 24 goals.

Who is the highest goal scorer in Africa history?

The highest goal scorer in African history is Roger Milla, a Cameroonian and an international football player who played in 811 games and scored a total of 481 goals.

Roger Milla played for his country in international matches a total of 77 times and scored a total of 43 goals. Roger also played on a club level, a total of 794 times, and scored a total of 438 goals thus breaking a record and becoming the highest goal scorer in Africa.

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