25 Dec, 11:15
Thika United's victory in Sunday 24 December play-off tie saw the KPL roster of the 2018 season completed as the focus now shift to preparations for the new campaign at top of the year.
With Vihiga United and Wazito as the new boys joining the elite league, Futaa profiles a number of familiar faces who ate back for kick-about in the elite league.
Vihiga top-flight edge
Charles Okwemba: The evergreen striker surprised many when he ditched Sofapaka for NSL stint in Vihiga United
Okwemba now angles to make what could be a record-breaking move as the player with most appearances for different teams in KPL.
Keiphas Mutuu: The former Homeboyz goal poacher is another who in green and yellow of Vihiga United. Not only a poacher who is blessed with guile to dribble between defenders, Mutuu will be among the few looked upon for the invaluable top-flight edge.
Kevin Omondi Ade: The former South Africa based midfielder is back in top flight after completing a return to Gor Mahia. Among the fans favourite players to ever don Gor jersey, Ade will be hoping to restore the fond memories Gor Mahia fans had during his prime before he earned his move down South.
Cresten Mwanzo: Another ex Homeboyz, Leopard defender who has been keen to make his top-flight edge count when called upon at Wazito. The player's versatility sets him apart as he can play virtually all the defensive departments.
Bob Mugalia: The former Kenyan international now has a second lease of life at Wazito after joining Frank Ouna's team midway in the campaign. He will be raring to unleash his blistering pace that had him among one of the best strikers in the country some years back.
Dennis Wafula: The former Ushuru, Sofapaka and Homebody attacker will be back in KPL after ending his stint with Sofapaka. He joined Batoto ba Mungu from the taxmen.
Frank Ouna: The ex-Gor trainer makes a comeback with a promising new side in Wazito FC, whom he guided to a historic topflight appearance. Handed the task two seasons ago, Ouna proved just the man for the job in what went down as a journey of triumph despite odds.
Zachary, Killer back
His last game in KPL came back in August 2015 when he led Gor on an interim basis as K'Ogalo drew City Stars 2-2.
Zachary Onyango: The former Sony, KCB keeper is also a surprise face in KPL 2018. Now doing his task as Wazito keeper trainer, the soft-spoken trainer is part of Wazito's TB alongside Francis Oduor Killer, and Ex Tiusker duo of Jepheryy Anjele Oyando and George Midenyo.