March 6, 2022 Patrick Korir

Kipkirui: Team work the real factor

Nicholas Kipkirui celebrates a second goal for Nairobi City Stars in a round 30 game played in Ruaraka on Tue 3 Aug 2021. City Stars won the game 2-1

Forward Nicholas Kipchabet Kipkirui is angling for an improved show after coming through a recent injury that slowed down his optimal performance at Nairobi City Stars.

Kikirui suffered an ankle sprain against AFC Leopards in the first game of the year in Nyayo.

He limped off that game with six minutes left and had to sit out for a full month missing four games against Talanta, Tusker, and back-to-back games against Kakamega Homeboyz.

Earlier on, in November and December, Kipkirui sat out games against Vihiga Bullets, Karibangi Sharks, and KCB due to injury and sickness.

Beyond the injuries and sickness that kept him out of six games, Kipkirui acknowledges that City Stars’ consistency this season is due to the culture of teamwork.

“Though I have not met my expectation, I am looking forward be at my best once again given the chance. But I am happy to have recovered well from the injury that had worried me alot,” said Kipkirui

“The team has carried themselves well and have done their best and all this is due to teamwork. If we continue like this as a team we are destined for greatness. The season is going on well and our main focus is to be the champions.” concluded Kipkirui

From 13 games played, Kipkirui has clocked 703 minutes from eight starts and three complete games.

He has two goals to his name, four assists, and one pre-assist.

Kipkirui, City Stars

City Stars striker Nicholas Kipkirui taking on a KCB player during the season-ender on Aug 22 Aug 2021 in Narok. KCB won the game 3-0

City Stars, Kipkirui

Nicholas Kipkirui surrounded in celebration after scoring City Stars’ third goal against Mathare United at the Thika Stadium on Sat 26 February 2022. It ended 3-0

City Stars, Kipkirui

City Stars striker Nicholas Kipkirui celebrates his opening goal against Ulinzi Stars at the ASK Showground on Sat 10 Jul 2021. City Stars won the round 24 Premier League game 2-0

City Stars

Elvis Ronack eyes the ball on Nicholas Kipkirui’s during a Nzoia United – Nairobi City Stars game at Narok Stdium on Fri 25 June 2021. City Stars won it 1-0

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