Looking back at Waruru's achievements after retirement

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FOOTBALL Looking back at Waruru's achievements after retirement

Kiplagat Sang 09:30 - 25.06.2023

The forward announced he was hanging his boots at the end of the current term, and we look back at what his career looked like.

Experienced Kenyan striker Stephen Waruru announced his retirement at the end of the current Football Kenya Federation Premier League season.

Waruru is set to play his final league game when Bidco United visit Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium on Sunday.

The confirmation of his retirement brings to an end a career that has spanned close to two decades and in different top-tier clubs. But what are Waruru's overall achievements?

Waruru has been active in football for the last 18 years since he joined Thika United in 2005. Thika was then a top-tier club before they were relegated in September 2018 after a 1-0 defeat to Nzoia Sugar.

After parting ways with Thika, he signed for Ulinzi Stars and it is at this club that he spent most of his time with. At Ulinzi Stars, who hosted their games at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru during Waruru's time, the forward won a major trophy with the clubs.

He became the Premier League champion with the Soldiers in 2010, which happened to be the club's last title in the top-tier. In 2011, the Thika-born striker was the Premier League's top scorer and emerged as the runner-up in the race to win the Most Valuable Player award.

Apart from domestic games, he took part in the East African Military Games that were held in 2017. After he left Ulinzi Stars in December 2017, he joined Sofapaka.

His departure from Ulinzi Stars meant that he resigned from the military and went back to civilian life. After leaving Batoto ba Mungu, he signed for KCB in June 2019.

He left the Bankers and signed for Bidco United, who were eager to build a strong and competitive side after they were promoted to the Premier League in 2020.

For the national team Harambee Stars, Waruru featured in eight games and scored seven goals.