Defensive midfielder Brian Mzee Omondi aka Mzeles is on an adaptation path after stepping up a rank higher to feature in the Kenyan Premier League for the first time this season.
Mzee – whose signature is his love of tucking in his top – joined Simba wa Nairobi in the offseason from Kenyan second-tier side Kibera Black Stars and went on to make his top-flight bow after a cameo show in the opening game against Muhoroni Youth in Kasarani Annex on 26 September 2023.
He earned a full debut in the second game of the season against Bidco United where he went on to be named the Most Valuable Player in the match.
Mzee now talks up his early experiences in Kenya’s apex league:
“I am still adapting to it. But so far so good,” he started before adding; “The real big difference from the lower leagues I have played in is that there’s an abundance of experience in the premier league,”
“It’s a league that calls for a different approach. It is a very tactical league and I have realized that you get punished for that one mistake that you make in the game. More than often that becomes the difference.”
After his cameo appearance in game one, Mzee has become a regular starter and has gone on to register four full games in the last six rounds of games.
He previously featured for Ruiri Sportif in the third tier two years back before moving to Black Stars, then to City Stars.