by Pete Richmire

INDEPENDENCE, MO. – The Comets added to their roster today by signing an English-born player with a history of winning. Kansas City has announced the addition of forward Junior Kazeem to the squad with the 2022 Ron Newman Cup Playoffs on the horizon. Per team and league policies, the terms of the agreement were not released.

Junior was a big part of a Central Methodist University team that captured the NAIA Championships during his junior and senior seasons in 2018 and 2019. Both seasons saw him given a spot on the Heart All-Conference Team. During the Championship seasons, Junior played in 50 games, starting 38 of them.

His winning ways and athletic abilities are expected to make an immediate impact as noted by Comets Owner Brian Budzinski.

“All Junior has done is win championships.  He won back-to-back NAIA National Championships at Central Methodist under Coach Alex Nichols and recently won Back-to-Back NPSL Heartland Division championships for the Tulsa Athletics. Junior is a strong, active, and fast forward. He is going to create some matchup problems for teams around the league as a target forward,” Budzinski said.

Junior is ready to get started on his next Championship right away. "I want to start off by saying thank you to all who played a major part in this. I'm very excited to get going with my new teammates and the Comets family. Looking forward to learning and making history," he said.

The Comets are on the road today with a big contest in Milwaukee at 1:05 pm for their final road game of the regular-season. Following an April 2 stop in St. Louis, the Comets will return to Cable Dahmer Arena to close out the regular-season against the Ambush on April 3 at 5:00 pm.