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FKF Premier League

Nicholas Kipkirui eager to come back stronger from injury

Nairobi City Stars striker Nicholas Kipkirui is confident of coming back stronger from injury and help his side achieve its target in the ongoing 2021/2022 FKF Premier League season.

Kipkirui joined City Stars in March 2021 from record champions Gor Mahia, but his performance at the Kawangware-based outfit has been slowed down by injuries.

The former Zoo Kericho striker’s latest ankle injury that has seen him sit out for a month was on January 5 in their 1-0 defeat to AFC Leopards at Nyayo Stadium.

The injury saw him miss four games against Talanta, Tusker, and back-to-back matches against league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.

Though Simba wa Nairobi suffered their fifth defeat of the season when they lose 2-0 to Bidco United on Saturday, Kipkirui is impressed with the team’s performance so far.

Nairobi City Stars striker Nicholas Kipkirui and his teammates. Photo: Nairobi City Stars

City Stars are currently second on the log with 35 points, eight behind Homeboyz.

“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 a lot,” 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.”

Kipkirui has so far scored two goals and delivered four assists this season.

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