Patrick Matasi. Image courtesy
Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi has officially made an announcement of leaving Ethiopian giants St George.
In his Facebook post, the prolific shot stopper thanked the club for the time they trusted in him for his services since October 2018.
In Ethiopia, Matasi played 41 matches keeping 22 clean sheets.
“I would like to appreciate the Saint George SA fraternity for giving me the opportunity to work with and for them since 2018. 41 matches and 22 clean sheets later, time has come for me to say goodbye to the club that I so loyally served.”
He added that with the time spent in Ethiopia, he gained more experience in the general and lauded his fans and teammates for the immense support.
“I leave Ethiopia with more experience, not just in the game but in life in general.” he said.
Special thanks to all the fans and my teammates for the immense support and all the best in the future.” he added.
It is not clear where the gifted goalkeeper will land next but speculations are in the air that he is heading to Tanzania giants Simba SC.
Matasi has had successful seasons in the Kenyan football rising from local based Kabras Sugar FC to the Premier League level.
At the top tier league, he featured for AFC Leopards, Posta Rangers and Tusker as well as leading the Harambee Stars from goal in the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt where Kenya finished third in their group.
In early June, the former Posta Rangers goalie and his family sustained injuries after the vehicle they were traveling in had an accident.
The wife and son sustained injuries that led to surgeries to restore their health.
With the skyrocketing medical bill at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital, Matasi appealed for assistance from the public, a move that saw betting firm Odibets and Michael Olunga Foundation come into help.
Internationally, Lauren James has joined left Manchester United Women for her childhood club Chelsea. The lethal attacker now joins her gifted brother Reece James who plays for the men's soccer team.
James said it was a great pleasure reuniting with Chelsea family and looks forward to playing in the first team as the next season starts.
“It’s a great feeling to come back home, to a great club, the club I started at the age of six. To be able to play for the first team now and come back here to Emma and the rest of the group is a great feeling.”
“I’m excited to get started and I can’t wait to meet all the fans at Kingsmeadow when the new season kicks in,” she added.
Lauren has also played for London rivals Arsenal between 2014 and 2017 in her youth career.
Content created and supplied by: Trend_Times_News (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More