Matasi: I Would Rather Remain Inactive Than Play For Tusker

Tusker FC and Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi in action in a past match.
Tusker FC and Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi in action in a past match.

Harambee Stars and Tusker FC custodian Patrick Matasi has stated that he would rather remain inactive than play for the Ruaraka-based side.

Matasi and Tusker FC have been engaging in a transfer tussle for weeks now. Matasi wants to leave Tusker FC for Police FC but the former have refused to let him go.

Police FC are willing to pay Ksh 200,000 to secure the services of the experienced goalkeeper but Tusker have remained firm that Matasi will only depart the club if they get an offer of Ksh1,000,000.

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The current transfer window closes at the end of this month while Matasi has a contract with the Brewers that runs up to August 31, 2023. 

Speaking to Nation Sport, Matasi who is currently in Kakamega stated that if Tusker refuse to let him depart, he will rather remain inactive.

“I’m back in Kakamega to engage in other things as I train with the local teams. My stand remains the same even if I will be out of active football. This is a job opportunity I have and never expected things to turn out this way,” stated Matasi.

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Matasi added that his future is at stake and pleaded with Tusker to let him go.

“I have pleaded with Tusker to feel my situation because this is a job offer and my future. I have served the team diligently before and they have been there for me during hard times. Why not release me now when my future is at stake?” he added.

Matasi has previously played for the Kenya Premier League sides AFC Leopards and Posta Rangers FC. He also had a short stint with Ethiopian-based side Saint Georges.

In June 2021, the 34-year-old was involved in a grisly road  accident alongside his family members. Harambee Stars skipper Michael Olunga and a local betting firm helped to settle his hospital bill.

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