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Aldrine Kibet Profile: The Making Of Talented St. Anthony’s Poster Boy

In his first rule for life, world renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson emphasised on the importance of developing a conqueror mindset and going for one’s greatest potential.

It is without doubt that St. Anthony’s attacking midfielder, Aldrine Kibet possesses this mindset which has saw him receive profound recognition both within and without the confines of the pitch.

Currently, Kibet is the poster boy for St. Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale. He has already earned a celebrity status; sometimes football fans ask to take selfies with him.

Kibet is a complete attacking midfielder who possesses the skill of deft passes, the power for jaw-dropping long range shots and the mischief of leaving his mark in scars.

In the finals of Trans-Nzoia County, Kibet scored a decisive goal that muted their noisy rivals, Goseta Boys.

He received a high ball which bounced deliciously on the ground before he pulled the trigger. Despite giving his best dive, the ball was too fast and far for the Goseta Boys goalkeeper to save.

And into the 2023 KSSSA nationals, Kibet scored against Shanderema to earn Solidarity Boys a ticket to the finals.

In this article, we reveal the upbringing of Aldrine Kibet and how he developed his football skills.

Playing against the wall

Kibet hails from Lembus-Kwen Ward, Eldama Ravine Sub-county in Baringo County.

According to him, he cut his teeth in soccer at a tender age and would play with his brothers; Oliver and Victor.

Aldrine Kibet in a tussle with a Bukembe Boys player. [Photo|Aldrine Kibet]
However, when they were not around, Kibet would play against the wall of their house.

“I was playing against the wall when my brothers were not around,” he said in a past interview.

Baringo County

He began schooling at Poror Primary School in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County. Armed with unflinching determination, Kibet never let his football dream dwindle and this saw him join the Eldama Ravine Soccer Centre.

As such, he was among the talented players who were picked to showcase their prowess when Everton players and scouts visited Nakuru.

A young Aldrine Kibet with former Super Eagles Striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni. [Photo|Aldrine Kibet]
Kibet got to interact with former Super Eagles Striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni whose words were motivational. The former Middlesbrough striker told Kibet that if one day he gets to play professional football in Europe, he should not forget him.

The Wanyama Charity Cup

In the 2018 Wanyama Royal Charity Cup, Kibet was named the most outstanding player. The tournament was sponsored by Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama and  attracted other partners as well.

A copy of the certificate for most outstanding player. [Photo|Aldrine Kibet]
In the tournament, Kibet plied his trade with Dagoretti FC which finished as runners-up.

Professional Football in Spain

Currently, Kibet is the Games Captain for St. Anthony’s Boys High School Kitale. Right from the zonals to the county level, Kibet has been a valuable player for Solidarity Boys.

His captivating creativity has seen him bag dozens of goals and there are reports that a life-changing opportunity is knocking on his door as he is set to join an unnamed Spanish side.