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Kenyan Premier League
Kenyan Premier League
Country Kenya
Confederation CAF
Founded 1963
Number of teams 16
Relegation to Kenyan Nationwide League
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) FKL Cup
Kenyan Super Cup
CAF cup(s) Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current champions Ulinzi Stars (2011)
Website Official website

The Kenyan Premier League is the top division of the Kenya Football Federation, it was created in 1963.

The Kenya Premier League was mostly stable until the late 1990s and since then its performance has not been even average. Until today many of the league clubs have little or no finances to support themselves.However since the coming in of cable TV Channel MultiChoice through its DSTV brand as the official league partner,the league has taken on a more serious role with teams becoming professional and the majority of the clubs managing to get shirt sponsorships.This has seen the level of competition improve compared to the past and the golden years of the league are not far off. The most successful clubs in the league are Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards who have both won the league title 12 times.

The league has its division two known as the Nationwide League (NWL) (also known as National Super League) and below it there are provincial and district tiers.


Following constant wrangles between the then football governing administration and the eventual deteriorating of the National football league, participating clubs opted out of the national football league and decided to form a company that would see the smooth running of the league in a professional and transparent manner.In 2003 KPL was created and registered as a limited liability company whose ownership was shared amongst all the sixteen participating top tier clubs and and was to be affiliated to KFF.

Corporate Structure

The Kenyan Premier League Ltd (KPL) is operated and run as private company incorporated in October 2003 under the Companies Act of Kenya. The KPL is fully owned and managed by the sixteen Premier League clubs with each club being a shareholder. The KPL is affiliated to the Football Kenya Limited (FKL), which is also a KPL shareholder and voting member of the KPL Board of Directors. Non-voting members include the Kenya Football Coaches Association (KEFOCA) and Kenya Football Referees Association (KEFORA).KPL is currently run by Jack Oguda as the company CEO and Frank Okoth who is in charge of logistics


The improved level of competition and eventual attention given to the league by the fans has seen major companies in Kenya lining up to partner with these clubs. At the moment the league does not have a title sponsorship but it has a broadcast sponsorship deal with DSTV with Umbro being the official referee kit supplier and Mitre Sports International being the official balls provider. Individual clubs have signed deals with various companies


Nationality Name Club Appointed
Flag of KenyaNyangweso, BenjaminBenjamin NyangwesoUlinzi Stars2010 01 06
Flag of KenyaOtieno, ZedekiahZedekiah OtienoGor Mahia2009 10 01
Flag of KenyaOmolo, SammySammy OmoloTusker FC2010 03 15
Flag of KenyaKimanzi, FrancisFrancis KimanziSofapaka2010 11 15
Flag of KenyaBaraza, FrancisFrancis BarazaSoNy Sugar2008 08 05
Flag of KenyaAli, SalimSalim AliMathare United2010 03 26
Flag of KenyaOmino, HenryHenry OminoWestern Stima2010 02 05
Flag of KenyaNandwa, JamesJames NandwaKaruturi Sports2010 02 05
Flag of KenyaMuruli, MikeMike MuruliChemelil Sugar F.C2010 06 15
Flag of KenyaKamau, JohnJohn KamauThika United2011 07 18
Flag of KenyaOdhiambo, KenKen OdhiamboNairobi City Stars2009 12 19
NetherlandsKoop, JanJan KoopAFC Leopards2011 07 20
Flag of KenyaN/A, NoneNone N/APosta Rangers2010 07 16
Flag of KenyaSwaleh, LeonardLeonard SwalehKenya Commercial Bank2010 11 09
Flag of KenyaShedu, RishadiRishadi SheduBandari2011 04 13
Flag of KenyaJuma, AbdallahAbdallah JumaCongo United2011 04 08

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