In Summary
  • Marjolene Nekesa ranked 9th female goal scorer globally.
  • She netted 26 goals for Slavia Prague FC and Harambee Starlets. 
  • Michael Olunga also ranked 22nd in IFFHS Men’s World Best Global Goal Scorer 2023.

Kenyan international striker Marjolene Nekesa has proven herself a baller among the A list, finishing 2023 as the 9th top female goal scorer globally, according to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).

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The 25-year-old dynamo showcased her goal-scoring prowess by netting an impressive total of 26 goals for both Czech Republic side Slavia Prague and the Harambee Starlets.

Prolific striker Sam Kerr leads the world
Global ranking list. Graphic Courtesy

Samantha May Kerr, 30-year-old Australian forward leads the world with 37 goals. She turns up as a striker for FA Women’s Super League club Chelsea, and the Australia women’s national team.

This is definitely good news for Nekesa and Kenya football to be ranked among the best in the world. It exposes Kenya’s striking talents and bound to inspire scouting for talent locally.

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Nekesa’s growth

Nekesa’s remarkable achievement places her as the fifth-highest scorer continentally, with a phenomenal tally of 19 goals in the Czech League, three in the Czech National Cup, three in the Czech Women’s FA Cup, and an additional goal for the Kenya national team.

Marjolene Nekesa emulates Harambee Starlets striker Michael Olunga.

Michael Olunga and Christiano Ronaldo shake hands. Photo Courtesy

 

Olunga has been ranked 22nd in the IFFHS Men’s World Best Global Goal Scorer 2023 won by Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

In a duel with Ronaldo’s side Al Nassr, Olunga scored a goal while Ronaldo scored 2, with both playing for 90 minutes for their team. This was his first clash against Ronaldo in his footballing career.

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