Nicholas Kipkirui player's profile: age, salary, current team, and nationality.

Nicholas Kipkirui player's profile: age, salary, current team, and nationality.

Ciku Njuguna
January 26, 2022 at 10:49 AM

Nicholas is a fast rising Kenyan football star. The prolific striker is credited for his role in K'Ogalo's 2018, 2019 and 2020 Premier League title wins. So, exactly who is Nicholas Kipkirui? What led to his exit from Gor Mahia? Discover more about the player's personal life, age, salary, transfers, and current teams.

Nicholas Kipkirui player's profile
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He is a Kenyan professional footballer who currently plays for Nairobi City Stars. His contribution to the Nairobi City Stars has seen the club beat Kakamega Homeboyz club in a Premiership match in 2021. Read on to learn more about the humble striker.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Nicholas Kipkirui
  • Nickname: Kipchabet (arrow)
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 31 May 1996
  • Age: 26 (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Taurus
  • Place of birth: Kericho, Kenya
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christian
  • Height in feet: 5'7"
  • Height in centimetres: 170
  • Weight in pounds: 165
  • Weight in kilograms: 75
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: dark brown
  • Education: Kipchimchim Boys High School
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Profession: Professional footballer

Nicholas Kipkirui's biography

He was born on the 31st of May 1996. He was born and raised in Kericho, Kenya. Little is known about Nicholas' family. However, he recently lost his father after a short illness.

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Former Gor Mahia forward/striker Nicholas Kipkirui. Photo:_@official_gmfc
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What is Nicholas Kipkirui's age?

The Kenyan footballer was born on the 31st of May 1996. He is therefore 26 years old as of 2022. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Where is Nicholas Kipkirui from?

Kipkirui was born and raised in Kericho county, Kenya. He schooled in the same area. He attended Kaptoboiti Primary and Kipchimchim Boys High School, where his budding football skills got recognition from local football clubs.

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Kipkirui runs with the ball during a match between Gor Mahia FC and Posta Rangers FC in 2019. Photo:_@official_gmfc
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Early football career

He was raised in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. The Rift Valley is a region that has produced several of Kenya's prolific athletes. Speaking to the Star, he had this to say about his choice to play football,

"I have no regrets in the choice I made when I was young. Back at home, athletics is adored more than football but I realized my talent when I was young and I was never tempted to switch to athletics."

He started playing football in primary school and well into secondary school. He started his professional career at Sosiot Matrix FC and later at Zoo FC. His stunning goal-scoring skills saw him score 9 out of the 22 Zoo FC goals during that 2018 season. During that period, he got his first national duty call up.

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Nicholas Kipkirui during a Gor Mahia training session in 2021.
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Did Nicholas Kipkirui play for Gor Mahia?

Kipkirui's stay at K' Ogalo saw him contribute to the league goals and wins by the club. He also got his second Harambee Stars call up during his stay at Gor. However, he had to cut short the 4-year contract due to the club's financial woes. He was declared a free agent by FKF after terminating his Gor Mahia contract, a move brought on by the club's inability to pay his salary.

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Nicholas Kipkirui, former Gor Mahia striker. Photo:_@official_gmfc
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Where is Nicholas Kipkirui now?

What is Kipkirui's current team? The striker signed with Nairobi City Stars in March 2021. This move has seen him re-energized and in high spirits as he is finally able to play the game without worry.

Kipkirui, nicknamed "Kipchabet" (arrow) because of his speed on the field proved his worth after leading his team, City Stars to victory in a match against Kakamega Homeboyz and later, Bidco United.

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Nicholas Kipkirui "Kipchabet" signs with Nairobi City Stars, Simba wa Mtaa. Photo: _ @nrbcitystars
Source: Instagram

What is Nicholas Kipkirui's salary?

At Gor Mahia, the average player's salaries range between $790 to $880 (Ksh 90,000 -Ksh 100,000). Nicholas's salary at his current club Nairobi City Stars has not been disclosed yet.

Is Nicholas Kipkirui married?

Little is known about Kipkirui's private life. At the moment, his relationship status remains unknown.

Nicholas Kipkirui player profile: age, salary, current team, and nationality.
The striker applauds fans during the mashemeji derby match in 2019. Photo:_@Official_gmfc
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Nicholas Kipkirui is a top scorer who has been instrumental in bringing home victories in the various teams he has been in. The recent signee to Nairobi City Stars has had a tumultuous journey, but his dedication and commitment have not dwindled. He is bound to become one of the greatest Kenyan footballers of our time.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.