Menengai Oilers Brian Ndirangu became the first player to reach 100 games for the last season’s finalists, when he skippered the side in their 15-13 loss last weekend to Kabras RFC.
The backrower who can also play at second row was instrumental in the Gibson Weru-coached side that finished runners in last season’s Kenya Cup account, where they lost to Kabras.
Brian Ndirangu thankful
Speaking to Scrummage Africa after the game Ndirangu thanked his coaches, friends and family for their support since the first time he donned the famous yellow and blue jersey.
“Well, I am happy and very excited to be first player at Oilers to reach this milestone. It’s truly an honour. A lot of reflections from where we started as Oilers to where we are now,” he said.
Ndirangu who made it to the Kenya Simbas team that was in camp at South Africa playing in the Currie Cup as preparation for the 2022 International season, thanked his teammates, coaches and fans for always pushing him all this time.
“I want to thank my teammates at Oilers for supporting me and allowing me to run around and play with them for 100 times. I also want to take this time to appreciate my coaches at Oilers for giving me the oppurtinty to play for them. Lastly I want to thank my friends and family for always holding it down for me,” he said.
Brian Ndirangu’s best moments
In his 100 games for the Nakuru-based side, Ndirangu said their 24-17 last season semi final win against KCB in Ruaraka tops the list of his memorable experience.
“There have been a lot of achievements but these stands out. Winning at the den in the semi finals last year then playing my first Kenya cup final then a few days later getting a call up to the Kenya Simbas. It was an unreal 3 weeks,” he said.
To the club fans, Ndirangu says, ” We have the greatest fans in the league. They hold it down and always show up to our games. Whether we are at Home or away, you will always see them supporting and cheering us on and travelling far and beyond. I want to thank them and appreciate them.”