April 14, 2024

City Stars confirm Mzee's exit

City Stars confirm Mzee's exit
Brian Omondi Mzee/Photo/Nairobi City Stars

The defensive midfielder is among the players who jetted out on Monday to complete the move to Taiwanese top-tier side Leopard Cat FC.

Nairobi City Stars have confirmed the exit of the Taiwan-bound midfielder Brian Omondi Mzee.

The defensive midfielder is among the players who jetted out on Monday to complete the move to Taiwanese top-tier side Leopard Cat FC.

Other players who are set to join clubs in Taiwan are Erickson Mulu, Sven Yidah,David Owino, and Muthoka Maingi.

Mzee, who joined City Stars pre-2023-24 FKF Premier League season from second-tier side Kibera Black Stars, leaves at the midway point of his one-season deal.

“Mzee arrived and fitted in very well to our setup in the current season. Though he was firmly in the plans for the rest of the season, the club is fully aware that offers from outside are always rare, hence the nod by the club to let him leave,” said team coordinator Samson Otieno.

“We thank him for his on-field returns as a midfielder, and his dedication to the team. We wish him the very best in his new endeavor,” added Samson

At his departure point, Mzee had featured in 16 out of 20 games into the season, clocking 956 regular time minutes. His last game was a starting role against Shabana in Machakos on Sun 4 Feb 2024.

“From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank this great club for making my dream of featuring in the Kenyan Premier League come true. It was always my wish, and that of any local player, to feature in Kenya’s topmost league,”

“After years of trying, and falling off after trials with other clubs, City Stars came for me from Kibera Black Stars and turned my dream into a reality,”

“When I arrived here, I was very well received by the management, the technical bench, as well as the players,”

“The technical bench handed me my debut in the first game of the season against Muhoroni Youth, and handed me my first start and full game in the second game against Bidco United,”

“For the first part of the first leg, I was a regular. I will always appreciate those chances that have now greatly contributed to my move away from the club,”

“City stars will forever remain in my heart.” added the overly appreciative Mzee

In his first full game on matchday two against Bidco United, Mzee emerged as the most valuable player.

He repeated the same fete in matchday ten following City Stars’ 3-2 win over AFC Leopards and went a step further to earn a place in the team of the week.

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Gor Mahia 26 15 9 2 33 12 21 54
2. Kenya Police 26 12 9 5 32 19 13 45
3. Bandari 26 13 5 8 26 20 6 44
4. Tusker 26 13 4 9 35 21 14 43
5. Nairobi City Stars 26 12 6 8 31 29 2 42
6. Homeboyz 26 10 9 7 26 20 6 39
7. Posta Rangers 26 11 6 9 24 24 0 39
8. AFC Leopards 26 9 11 6 23 17 6 38
9. Bidco United 26 8 10 8 26 26 0 34
10. Murang'a Seal 26 9 7 10 23 24 -1 34
11. KCB 26 8 10 8 24 26 -2 34
12. Kariobangi Sharks 26 7 10 9 27 27 0 31
13. Ulinzi Stars 26 8 6 12 18 20 -2 30
14. FC Talanta 26 6 12 8 28 34 -6 30
15. Sofapaka 26 7 7 12 28 39 -11 28
16. Muhoroni Youth 25 5 10 10 15 24 -9 25
17. Shabana 25 5 6 14 25 37 -12 21
18. Nzoia Sugar 26 4 5 17 19 44 -25 17