- Harambee Stars goalkeeper, Patrick Matasi became a hero after saving the team three penalty goals
Harambee stars had a mouth watering CECAFA final against The Heroes of Zanzibar on Sunday, 17th December, at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County. The game which after extra time was a draw, ended up in penalty shootouts.
Harambee stars goalkeeper handed Kenya's victory by saving three penalties. He demonstrated superior performance between the goal posts, only rivaled by the legendary Mohammud Abbas. The tournament organizers rewarded him with a trophy of the Best Player of CECAFA 2017 Edition. He also got several other gifts. But who is this Patrick Matasi??
According to Sportpesa Allstars.com, a football web, Patrick Musotsi Matasi is a 29 year old goalkeeper who hails from the Western part of Kenya. He went to Lwanda High school in Kabras and was part of the West Sugar FC that made it to the FKL Cup against Sofapaka.
After that he joined AFC Leopards where he played second fiddle until bursting onto the limelight, now he is the number one custodian at Posta Rangers FC. As his name Matasi means ‘rugs’, he has risen from a humble beginning of sugarcane farming to one of the most respected keepers of his time.
Asked about how he saved the three penalties, Matasi praised his trainer Haggai Azande, ‘a day to the match, Haggai told me to be static in my position when a penalty is taken and that’s exactly what I did.’
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