Lead Nairobi City Stars striker Ebrima Sanneh is finally ready to kick off the Premier League season after fully recovering from injury.
The hitman from The Gambia received knocks at the close of October 2020 during the first real preseason friendly at Utalii Grounds against his former side Kariobangi Sharks.
According to City Stars team Physio Brian Otieno Odongo, Sanneh is now fully fit and can start contesting for a place in the squad.
“Sanneh sat out a number of weeks to heal before undergoing calculated rehabilitation which he successfully completed. Close to 80 days later he is ready to return to competitiveness,” said Brian
Sanneh’s return is a big boost to head coach Sanjin Alagic as it widens his pool of choices.
“I’m very pleased with the Sanneh return to team, he will give us additional power in front, as he has good killer instinct in front of goal. Last year he scored some crucial goals for us so we definitely missed him in this opening part of season,”
“He will need some time to come back fully to meet the demands of playing in KPL but we will be patient because I’m sure he will be a big boost to the team when he returns to his right shape.”
On his part Sanneh said; “I am now ready for league action. I can’t wait. I will try do my best and help the team get some three points.”
In his only Premier League season at Nairobi City Stars in 2015 as he made his debut in the Kenyan top flight, Sanneh top scored with 11 goals.
His stellar 2015 season ended with a nomination as the Player of the Year as well as New Player of the Year where he emerged runner-up.
His final strike that season against Sony Sugar confirmed a crucial 1-1 draw that saved the team from relegation.