June 12, 2023 Patrick Korir

Steve Njunge: Hard work got me to game 50

City Stars keeper Stephen Njunge in action against AFC Leopards in Kasarani on 4 Jan 2023. Leopards won the gaem 1-0

Lead Nairobi City Stars keeper Steve Njunge grabbed his 50th Kenyan top-flight game on Saturday 3 June 2023 during a match day 32 FKF Premier League tie against Nzoia Sugar in Kasarani Annex.

Up until that game, Njunge had tended to goal 49 times for Simba wa Nairobi across the last three Premier League seasons.

In hitting the rare milestone, Njunge said;

“I give thanks for reaching the magical 50. It has not been easy and I attribute it all to hard work,”

“I also wish to thank my coaches for believing and giving me the chance to feature for the club across the last three seasons,”

“The milestone aside, I want to stay focused and post new highs with the club.” added Njunge

The Nzoia game was the 13th for Njunge this season who has so far clocked 1,095 minutes.

The current number of games is an improvement from the four he earned from an injury-hit last season.

In the 2020-21 premier league season, Njunge clocked all minutes available after featuring in all 33 games. He registered eleven clean sheets to be named the joint runners-up keeper of that season.

Steve Njunge

Steve Njunge in action for Nairobi City Stars during a past FKF Premier league game tie in Kasarani Annex in April 2023

Njunge, City Stars

Keeper Steve Njunge up against Kakamega Homeboyz in FKF Premier league match day 27 in Kasarani Annex on Wed 26 Apr 2023. I ended 0-0

Elite Pre-season Cup

Keeper Steve Njunge is congratulated after saving three penalties against Kariobangi Sharks at Kasarani Annex on Thur 29 Sep 2022 to send City Stars to the final of the Elite Pre-Season Cup

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