Why Nicholas Kipkirui rejected Tusker and KCB offer for Nairobi City Stars
After recently terminating his contract with K’Ogalo, the striker received interest from a number of clubs.
Former Gor Mahia striker Nicholas Kipkirui has turned down interest from Football Kenya Federation Premier League clubs Tusker, Ulinzi Stars, and KCB in favor of a lucrative offer from Nairobi City Stars.
Kipkirui joined Nairobi City Stars as a free agent, but a source close to the player told Goal that three Premier League clubs and another unnamed foreign side were vying for his signature.
“It took a long time for Kipkirui to make his decision and accept the offer from his new club [Nairobi City Stars] because there were so many clubs interested.”
“Just as it became clear that Kipkirui was leaving Gor Mahia, many clubs and agents knocked on his door, all promising enticing offers, which is one of the reasons he delayed announcing his next move.” He would have easily joined Ulinzi Stars before the Tusker offer, but when approached by Nairobi City Stars, he decided to shelve all other interest given the attraction, promise, and manner of approach made by the Kawangware club.”
Indeed, when Nairobi City Stars confirmed his arrival, the club’s Chief Executive Officer explained how they went about obtaining Kipkirui’s signature.