List of Players in Bidco United, Position, Age and Salaries.
Bidco United Players, Bidco United is one of the most rising teams competing in the Kenya Premier League. The Thika-based team is among the new teams in Kenya’s top-tier league, having received their promotion recently.
The club has been in existence for almost two decades and the journey to get promoted to the top tier has taken several generations of players and over 20 coaches to earn the top-flight spot.
Having received their promotion in the 2022-21 season, the club has managed to tighten its squad to be able to survive in one of the hardest Kenyan leagues.
From this point of the view, the club’s performance is recommendable, sealing their first season in position 11 with 44 points ahead of Sofapaka FC and Posta Rangers.
However, the 2021-22 season, hasn’t been kind to them after ending the season in position 14 with only 33 points. The KPL only sustain 18 teams meaning they were only four teams away from being sent to relegation.
The Thika-based club hosted their guest at Del Monte Ground, but after Thika United was whipped with relegation three seasons ago, Bidco took over Thika Stadium as their home ground.
Bidco United Players Salaries
The club is owned and managed by Bidco Africa, one of the leading oil product manufacturers, headquarters are located in Thika, but with branches in over 15 countries in Africa. Though their financial status is not open to the public, the club has never been caught up in salary woes or financial conflict with the players for the past two decades.
According to reports, players are awarded handsomely with the highest earning around Ksh 70k while the lowest earner takes home Ksh 30k per month.
Bidco United Players List
After their promotion, the next step was to gather a firm squad that would deliver the first cup. The club has never won any title even in the lower leagues and they will be trying their luck in the senior league.
In their first season, they didn’t sign any players as they fought to avoid relegation. In their second season, coach Akhulia, a young football visionary enrolled new faces in the clubs that will help take the club to the top five.
After their first season, the club had a total of 28 players but the club needed 30 players which meant only two spots needed to be filled. However, the coach stated that he had to let go some of the players due to different reasons. He also stated that he couldn’t predict the future of some players in his squad and the best option was to let them go.
Stephen Waruru is among the players who were brought on board to help raise the club’s standards. Waruru is one of the most talented forward in the country. In 2012, he carried home the Golden Boot with Ulinzi stars, and his success is well-documented.
Others who were tagged to the team included Striker Pistone Mutamba from Wazito, Wilson Anekeya from Zoo, defender Luke Ochieng from Western Stima, and goalkeeper Brian Opondo from Kariobangi Sharks.
Being a newly promoted team many details are not known about players but all their players are Kenyan. We will update their ages as soon as they are recorded in the public domain. Below is the full list of Bidco United Players.
1. Omar Adisa
2. Edwin Mukolwe
3. David Kalama
4. Lambert Otieno
5. Collins Okumu
6. Francis Oduor
7. Geoffrey Gitau
8. Wilson Anekeya
9. Anthony Simas
10. Zacharia Gathu
11. Jacob Onyango
12. Peter Nzuki
13. Nelson Chieta
14. Batts Awita
15. David Orem
16. Alex Juma
17. Erick Githimu
18. Stephen Waruru
19. Hillary Shirao
20. Henry Omollo