Gor Mahia’s budding forward, Nicholas Kipkirui Mourning father’s demise

Gor Mahia’s forward Nicholas Kipkirui is in mourning following his father’s death according to his team who have announced the passing of the striker’s dad in their twitter handle.

The 23-year-old Kenyan international joined Gor Mahia from Zoo FC or Kericho last season has been a critical part of the Green army who came in the limelight when he scored against Berkane in the African Champions League in the dying minutes of the match.

Kipkirui is one of the team’s standout performers, scoring seven goals in all competitions that has helped the side claim their third title in a row and keep it for good a third time, which no other Kenyan Premier League side has ever done.

The budding Kalenjin striker scored a brace during their second leg match against their old times rival AFC for the second time in the season with a strike from Jacques Tuyisenge sealing the resounding win for the side.

Gor Mahia also reached unprecedented CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinals with Kipkirui playing a crucial role who has engraved a name for himself in the starting eleven of the 18 times Kenya Premer League side Champions.

Perception is sometimes not everything. In the prism of our Kenya football, Kipkirui had everything against him. First his surname betrayed him, second, he had never played on a bigger platform.

Playing against K’Ogalo’s international arch rivals, stage fright would have been a real issue. Third, he was plugged to play number 9 for none other than Gor Mahia FC in front of their kowtowing crazy, demanding and unforgiving fans.

With reference to the history of the club, which is predominantly a Luo based and supported, Kipkirui had occupied a position that is highly profiled and once held by amazing strikers like William Chege Ouma, Hesborn Omolo, Peter Dawo, Stephen Odiaga, Stephen Okumu, Dan Sserunkuma, Michael Olunga and Meddie Kagere whose quality and striking force is still reckoned in the League.

His family is in our prayers.

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