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KPL Golden Boot: Introducing Elvis Rupia & the top contenders

17:03 EAT 28/08/2019
Elvins Rupia of Wazito FC v KCB.
Goal profiles the strikers who have the potential to win the Golden Boot in the Kenyan Premier League this season

  • Kakamega Homeboyz striker Allan Wanga.

    Allan Wanga - Kakamega Homeboyz

    The 33-year-old retired from the international scene to focus on club duties following his unceremonious omission from the Africa Cup of Nations-bound Harambee Stars. This means his entire energy will be on Kakamega Homeboyz this term, and the experience Wanga has in the top tier is unmatched. 

    The frontman always delivers in the Kenyan Premier League, and after scoring 17 goals last season, he can aim to beat that tally.

    The Kakamega County Sports Director wants to prove to his critics wrong by once again dominating the top scorer's charts.

  • Nicholas Kipkirui and Jacques Tuyisenge of Gor Mahia.

    Nicholas Kipkirui - Gor Mahia

    While at Zoo Kericho in 2018, Kipkirui scored 13 goals to finish sixth in the top scorer's chart. The 22-year old went on to score nine goals for Gor Mahia last season despite being overlooked at times by then-coach Hassan Oktay, and can realistically beat that tally this term.

    With the exit of talisman Jacques Tuyisenge and the creative Francis Kahata, Kipkirui will be called upon to step into the void.

    If the attacker converts half of the chances created in the game, expect him to be among the Golden Boot title contenders by the season's end.

  • ENOSH OCHIENG WINS GOLDEN BOOT for Ulinzi Stars.

    Enosh Ochieng - Ulinzi Stars

    Ochieng scored just four goals in the 2018 KPL season, and a few could have predicted the striker would triple the figure in last term.

    The runs which Enosh made, and his clinical finishing in front of goal, were enough to help him get 17 goals.

    The main challenge is for the 25-year-old to replicate that this season.

    Critics are there to point out his failures, but Enosh is determined to show his consistency.

    Hopes of Ulinzi winning their fifth league title rest on the striker's shoulders

  • Yema Mwana of Bandari FC and Charles Momanyi of Gor Mahia in action.

    Yema Mwana - Bandari FC

    After scoring seven goals for the Dockers in 2018, Mwana had to step up in the 2018/19 season. In Bandari's second-place finish in as many seasons, the Congolese danced his way to the net 12 times, five goals more than what he achieved the previous year.

    Bandari's style of play favours Mwana, and with enough supply from the midfield, coupled with good movement and interplay up front, expect the striker to score more.

    If he could convert more of his chances, no one else would be able to match him.

  • ELVIS Rupia signs for Wazito FC.

    Elvis Rupia - Wazito FC

    Before his hastened departure to Power Dynamos of Zambia, Rupia had scored 15 goals in 22 league matches for Nzoia Sugar and went on to finish third in the top scorer’s chat despite missing 12 games.

    The journey down south did not yield much, however, and the striker is now back with Wazito FC.

    Rupia has unfinished business, and with enough motivation at his new club, the player might perform way above the expectations. 

    He needs the new project at Wazito to settle quickly, and for him to gel with his many new teammates.

  • Derrick Otanga of Wazito FC.

    Derrick Otanga - Wazito FC

    The little known Otanga rose to fame last season while at Sony Sugar. The 21-year-old was tearing up defences at will, creating and scoring goals in equal measure. The 13-goal striker made a move to Wazito after impressing with the Sugar Millers, and has the potential to be one of the division's breakout stars.

    The boy is talented and is hungry for more, having already set a target of 18 goals this season. This could be enough to secure the Golden Boot.