Predominantly, conversations surrounding football has always been linked to the international leagues. The likes of La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue One, English Premier League are considered to be the epitome of football at its finest. Particularly in Kenya, many clubs and restaurants countrywide (during the pre-covid times) were hubs for wild and charismatic Kenyans cheering their favorite teams for the love of the game. Undoubtedly, no one can question our love for sports but are we still passionate when it comes to the local football scene? A few years ago, during local matches, only a handful of loyal fans would show up to support their clubs. However, the dynamics seem to be changing as more eyes shift towards the homegrown league in our motherland known as the Kenya Premier League.
Teams such as Gor Mahia (K’Ogalo), AFC Leopards (Ingwe), Thika United, Kakamega Homeboyz and many others are among the elite teams that have set the stage in the Kenyan League. The 2019/20 KPL season ended on a short notice due to the coronavirus pandemic with the leaders, Gor Mahia been declared champions. By virtue of been the champions, K’Ogalo will carry Kenya’s flag in the 2020/21 Confederations of African Football (CAF) Champions League.
For the enthusiasts who pride themselves about their passion for football, how well do you know the history of our Kenyan players and the league in particular? Put your knowledge to the test and see whether you can correctly answer all these questions. Good luck!
Can you correctly answer these 10 questions?