“Mokotjo is reliable and adds so much to Brentford”

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Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has signed a new short-term deal with English Football League (EFL) Championship side Brentford Fc for the remainder of the season.

Mokotjo’s deal was set to expire at the end of month June, 30 and he will now stay at ‘The Bees’ until at the end of the campaign as per EFL protocol implemented due to the three-month cessation of fixtures because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Bafana international was injured when football was halted in March but are now back in training and made a second-half appearance in Brentford’s friendly match win at Arsenal last Wednesday in his usual central midfield role.

“We are very pleased to extend Kamohelo’s contract. He has worked very hard to come back from his injury and will be ready and fit for selection against Fulham,” said Brentford FC Head Coach Thomas Frank on Thursday. Picture: Brentford.

With 60 points thus far, Mokotjo and ‘The Bees’ are gunning for promotion into the English Premier League (EPL) as they sit in fourth place behind the table-topping Leeds United, who are closely followed by West Bromwich Albion and Fulham.

Mokotjo, who joined the club back in 2017 from Dutch outfit FC Twente has made 24 appearances for Brentford this season, netting a single goal and providing two assists.

“We need The General’s experience, coolness and passing ability as we head into the last part of the season. He [Mokotjo] is so reliable and adds so much to the group, both in training and matches. You can see when he steps onto the pitch how it raises the levels of those around him,” added Frank.

The 29-year-old midfielder is coming to the end of his third season in West London and has played 100 games in all competitions for Brentford, scoring six times with seven assists. Picture: Brentford.

Brentford will take on Fulham on Saturday at the Craven Cottage as the Championship restarts following the Covid-19 enforced break.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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