March 5, 2024 Patrick Korir

Mohammed Bajaber’s first 90

Mohammed Bajaber against Kariobangi Sharks on Sat 2 March 2024 in Police Sacco Stadium during a matchday 23, 2023-24 FKF Premier League season match

After sitting out three games, forward Mohammed Bajaber returned to the Nairobi City Stars lineup on Saturday 2 March 2024 against Kariobangi Sharks and went on to register his first full 90-minute Kenyan Premier League game.

Bajaber had sat out games against Shabana, Bandari, and Gor Mahia but returned to the starting lineup for the tenth time this season, against Sharks.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, especially after a recent injury. I had to do a lot of extra work to get my fitness up and I am happy it has brought about my first full premier league game,” said the player crowned Simba wa Nairobi’s January player of the month

Head coach Nicholas Muyoti chipped in on Mohammed’s milestone stating;

“He worked for it during recent friendlies and we were convinced that his performance has reached a point where he could stretch across a full game. And he proved it in the Sharks game,”

“Mentally he needs to know that he is a 90-minute player and should pyschologically prepare to complete more games.” said Muyoti

In returning against Sharks, Bajaber earned his 17th game this season, to improve his regular time minutes to 877. Overall, it was his 33rd premiership game.

In his previous 16 games in the last two seasons, Bajaber earned only three starts and 13 sub appearances.

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