Brentford announce Mokotjo update

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Brentford have confirmed that Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has signed a new short-term deal with the club for the remainder of the season. 

Mokotjo's contract was set to expire on 30 June but, with the EFL Championship set to resume this weekend, the 29-year-old's stay at the club has now been extended until the day after Brentford's final match of the 2019/20 campaign. 

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"Brentford pair Nikos Karelis and Kamohelo Mokotjo have signed extensions to their current contracts," the club announced via its official website.

"The duo had deals that expired on 30 June but have signed short-term extensions. They will now stay with The Bees until the day after Brentford's final game of the 2019/20 season..."

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Mokotjo, who had been recovering from a serious injury prior to the league's suspension, was reportedly subjected to a fitness test before Brentford committed to a new deal, and will now be available to help his team's charge towards a promotion play-off spot.

"We are very pleased to extend Kamohelo's contract," head coach Thomas Frank added.

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"He has worked very hard to come back from his injury, and will be ready and fit for selection against Fulham. We need The General's experience, coolness and passing ability as we head into the last part of the season.

"He is so reliable and adds so much to the group, both in training and matches. You can see when he steps on to the pitch how it raises the levels of those around him."

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