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He Took The Kenya Premier League By Storm, Since Then He Has Never Stopped

One of the hardest thing in footbball is maintaining the good performances while on the other hand showcasing a good transparent professional business part of it, for which they work hand in hand.

Kenyan football has seen the worst and also there have been moments we can all attest that we are really are footballing nation.

Our league became more popular beyond our boders and the the business part of it rocked airwaves, that's where the Congolese kenyan based football club owner comes in, the flamboyant Elly Kalekwa.

On their debut season Sofapaka took the Kenyan premier League by storm going ahead to lift the title that season, afterwards representing the nations league in the African most coveted football tournaments.

He changed how we viewed football, he impacted how managers controll and manage the business perspective of their football clubs, by developing a framework on how they sign and release players on hefty fees lucrative contracts not only for the players but also the football manager's.

Some of the highly profiled managers that have coached Sofapaka include, Robert Matano, Francis Kimanzi, Briton Stewart Hall, Ugandan duo of Sam Ssimbwa and Sam Timbe all managing the club.

For the top quality player's that have featured for the club are namely; legendary Kenyan striker John Baraza, former Kenyan internationals James Situma, Titus Mulama, Burundian striker Abdul Fiston Razak, Zimbabwean striker Obadiah Tarumbwa, Ugandan Umaru Kasumba, Congolese duo Patrick Kagogo and Bob Mugalia all flourished and illuminated in KPL.

He has also secured millions of sponsorship deals from various corporates including Blue Triangle cement and the renown gambling site Betika. It can also be noted that he banked 20 million from the sale of Abdul Fiston Razak to South African Brazilians Mamelodi Sundows.

This season he already secured signing not Gor-Mahia's top midfieder Laurence Juma at an undisclosed fee, but one thing for sure he saw something for the future in him business wise. Another sensational signature is Mike Kibwage top rated center back who captains the team at the moment.

Although time and again he's been accused of unprofessionalism, breaching of players vontracts mid season releasing players in tunes of about 10 and above. But one thing for sure us as much as he's totally in in fir a different reasons profitable businesses maybe while doing that he had raised the standard of football in our nation.

Content created and supplied by: Kenyan_Football_Surgeon (via Opera News )

Congolese Kenya Premier League Kenyan Robert Matano Sofapaka


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