- The Standard.
Who to watchWith the league kicking off this weekend, Goal lists defenders who have what it takes to excel.
- Goal Kenya.
Haron Shakava - Gor MahiaThe K'Ogalo captain will once again be the rock at the back for the former champions. He will be needed to guide his fellow defenders and ensure they are organised to make sure they do not concede many goals. Shakava is always a leader and his experience is vital.
Charles Momanyi - TuskerAfter a relatively successful stint at Gor Mahia since 2017, the centre-back opted to join the FKF Premier League champions Tusker FC. With his experience and reliable defensive partners in the department, expect Momanyi to perform better. His game-reading ability is always on point.
- Mozzart Sports.
Nahashon Alembi - KCBThe KCB defender played a huge role in helping the Bankers to a second-placed finish in the Kenyan Premier League. He provided leadership at the back and ensured his goalkeeper was not exposed. If he maintains his good form, expect his name among the best by the end of the campaign.
- Eugene Asike.
Eugene Asike - TuskerWas crowned as 2020/21's best defender owing to his determination and commitment at the back. He was consistent and it led to his involvement in the national team. If Asike can replicate his exploits in the new campaign, there is no doubt he will excel.
- AFC Leopards.
Isaac Kipyegon - AFC LeopardsThe defender has been a revelation since joining Ingwe from Zoo FC a couple of seasons ago. His resilience and leadership skills saw him getting captaincy at the club. He has been linked with a move to Tusker; but whether he remains at Ingwe or not, he has what it takes to dine with the best at the end of the campaign.