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7 Top Football Stars who have Visited Kenya

Kenya is known to be one of the greatest homes for many tourist attraction sites as football players, managers have preferred to take their vacations in Kenya.


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Former FC Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets is holidaying in Kenya with his family. The former Spanish international midfielder was spotted mingling and taking photos with locals at the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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Mohamed Salah

The Liverpool forward has been in Kenya two times. He first came in July 2019 and was in transit and only stayed at Hilton Garden Inn along Mombasa Road for less than 12 hours.

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His second visit was with his national team Egypt last year when they played against Harambee Stars and won 1-0. He also gave Miguna his shirt.

Kai Havertz        

The recent player to be in Kenya is the Chelsea attacking midfielder, Havertz who is now linked to Arsenal move.

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The German International posted photos of himself together with his girlfriend in Safari. He enjoyed his vacation after coming from international duty with Germany in the nation’s league.

Rio Ferdinand

The former Manchester United defender and currently a pundit was in Kenya for the Guinness Made of Black extravaganza back in 2018.

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Ronaldinho Gaucho

The Barcelona and Brazil legend was in Kenya in 2018 courtesy of Betika. He had come to launch a Betika shop in Kisumu.

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Theo Walcott

Walcott visited Kenya in 2019 while he was playing for Everton. That was because of the friendly match between Everton and Kariobangi Sharks. He also had a game drive at the Nairobi National Park together with his teammates.

Thierry Henry

The Arsenal and Premier League legend came to Kenya in 2017 courtesy of a global campaign. He held various interviews to discuss Kenyan football.

Divock Origi

Born to Kenyan parents, Origi was born and grew up in Belgium and played for Belgium. However, in 2018 he came to Kenya and even spoke in Kiswahili.

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Samuel Eto’o

The former Barcelona player visited Kenya in 2012 and went to Nanyuki to open his academy.


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