- The 22-year-old youngster made his breakthrough into KCB FC from AFC Leopards in 2018. Since joining the bankers, he has recorded a great performance record and he shares the ups and downs of his career.
Kibwage says his first challenge was convincing his parents who brushed aside his idea of pursuing football but it got easier when they eventually showed a lot of interest.
“At first, my parents wanted me to concentrate on studies more. However, they later became much supportive. They bought me boots and made sure I was comfortable playing football,” he says.
His father still supports his ambitions as he stated:”He makes an effort, whenever he’s available he comes,”
The defender recalled the moments when he started witnessing his dreams coming true and the patience it took for his to play at the school team when he was still a student.
“When I joined Mukumu, I remained seated on the bench until while in Form Three, the third term, when I managed to break into the first team,” he said.
He thereafter joined the academy side of Kakamega Homeboyz in 2016 to be part of their hunt for the Kenyan Premier League U-20 championship title.
“We were at the district stage of the school games at Mukumu and coach Gilbert Selebwa was around selecting a team that would represent Homeboyz and so I was lucky to be among those he picked,” says Kibwage.
Kibwage eventually joined KCB FC and he stated that he is happy at the bankers because the environment is conducive for growth and development.
“I have had a fantastic time with KCB. Everyone at KCB is happy and ready to do his part. The management is doing their job, the technical bench is doing their job and the players know what is required of them as well,” he observes.
“I want to win the KPL title, to win best defender accolade and to compete in the CAF Champions League, God-willing,” he added.