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Kenya Police sign Patrick Matasi from Tusker FC

Patrick Matasi

Kenya Police have acquired the signature of Tusker keeper Patrick Matasi with no transfer fee despite Matasi having a running contract with Tusker until June.

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“We haven’t requested any transfer fee because we want his welfare to be catered for by being offered a job. That is our side of the bargain and we wish him well for the time he was with us,” he added.

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Patrick Matasi

Matasi leaves the defending champions Tusker on condition that his new side will recruit him into the National Police Service.

“Let this come out clear that we care for Matasi’s welfare and have allowed him to join Kenya Police on a condition that he is going to be given a job. Our focus is not on football reasons but his welfare as a player who has really helped our club,” said Gacheru.

Tusker chairman Charles Gacheru, in an interview with Nation Sport confirmed that they have allowed there keeper to join Police not on football grounds but for his welfare and future after retirement.

Patrick Matasi

Brian Bwire has been in between the posts in recent fixtures where Tusker beat Posta Rangers and Bandari by a solitary goal with Matasi not featuring.

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Matasi rejoined Tusker in August 2021 on a two-year contract after being released by St George Club from Ethiopia and pushed for a move August last year but Tusker demanded a huge transfer fee.

Matasi featured for the FKF-PL side Posta Rangers and had initially left the club in 2018 for Ethiopia after staying with them for just six months.

He is one of the established goalkeepers in Harambee Stars and featured in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

Defending champions Tusker are still having a good run this season. However, losing Matasi looks like a blow but the Brewers have it under control as Brian Bwire is up to task.

Results: Matches held Wednesday 8th March

  • Sofapaka 1- 0 Mathare United
  • Nzoia 2- 2 Gor Mahia
  • Police 3-2Kariobangi Sharks
  • Tusker 1 -0Bandari
  • Ulinzi Stars 1-0 Kakamega Homeboyz
  • Vihiga Bullets 0 -1Posta Rangers
  • KCB 1-0 FC Talanta

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Tusker’s solid defense created problems for Bandari as they failed to equalize despite numerous attempts. However, Bandari who managed a 2-1 win in the first leg contest, are ninth with 27 points from 17 matches.

Tusker’s coach Robert Matano:

“It was a difficult game just as we had anticipated. In the end, it is good that we won. We now have three wins in a row which we must build on,”

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