The former star of the Posta Rangers was involved in an unfortunate incident while traveling inland to Nairobi. traveled
Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi is out of danger after a traffic accident on Tuesday in Lessos along the Kapsabet-Nakuru Highway.
The St. George SC star returned to Nairobi from his native Kakamega when his Toyota Vitz lost control after a blown tire. The goalkeeper, who was traveling with his wife and son, was rushed to Lessos’ clinic before being taken to Kakamega Hospital, where it was confirmed that he is out of danger.
“Since yesterday, when I had the accident, my condition is not bad and I am grateful to God that we are all alive,” said Matasi goal. “I had three x-rays and three CT scans and now I’m fine with only minor injuries and I hope to be fine in a few days.”
“I can say that my son and wife were seriously injured. My wife broke a leg and is being well looked after by doctors. My son broke his hand and had an operation at night, but he’s in a stable “Condition.
“We had attended a funeral and organized a return trip on Tuesday and passed just past Lessos, our tire blew and the car lost control. The driver tried his best, but the impact was too big to control, so we rolled over us three times.
“The people at Nandi reacted very quickly and saved us. We have received first aid in Kapsabet and have become very stable so we asked to be transferred to Kakamega where we have close relatives.
“The FKF general secretary of the Kakamega branch was here in the morning, but I didn’t hear anything from the headquarters, probably because I was offline.
“For the fans in Kenya and Ethiopia, I want to assure them that everything is fine and that I will be stable in a week, two or three weeks.”
Matasi is one of Kenya’s most established goalkeepers, although he hasn’t recently been called up for national appearances. Sebastien Migne has not been called up since leaving in 2019, with Ian Otieno of Zesco United, Brian Bwire of Kariobangi Sharks, Arnold Origi and Jacktone Odhiambo of Ulizi Stars and James Saruni being the goalkeepers who enjoyed the Harambee Stars moments.
The 33-year-old played for AFC Leopards, Posta Rangers and Tusker in the Kenyan Premier League before being signed by the Ethiopian team in 2018. He was the number one goalkeeper when Kenya battled for a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and was featured prominently during the final in Egypt.
Matasi made his national team debut in 2017 and has played in 27 games for Harambee Stars so far, including the Cecafa final when Kenya won the trophy under Paul Put.