His big moment came, finally! After three and a half months of waiting, attacking midfielder Hamudi Mohammed Bajaber, on loan from Starfield Academy, made his Kenyan Premier League debut on Sunday 15 May 2022 in Ruaraka as Nairobi City Stars held champions Tusker FC to a 0-0 draw.
Bajaber replaced forward Nicholas Kipkirui in the 85th minute to great applause from the fans watching on.
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His first touch of the ball a minute after coming on, a header to an Augustine Kuta freekick, flew just wide.
“Mohammed had a good debut. Though on for a short time, it is evident he has the quality needed,” said head coach Nicholas Muyoti
Mohammed’s debut came a week after he had been named to the squad for a premier league game for the first time ever, in the previous game against Wazito FC. He was an unused substitute.
“I am really glad I made my (premier league) debut and earned some playtime infront of fans. I hope I can continue this way and help the team move forward,” said Bajaber
He now has his work cut out; to push for more minutes in the final four games of the season against KCB, Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, and FC Talanta within the next one month.