riday, June 11, 2021 -Renowned Kenyan goalkeeper Patrick Matasi has spoken for the first time since he was taken ill in hospital following a horrific road accident which he was involved.
Matasi’s car lost control after his car hit a pothole, experienced a tyre burst and veered off the road rolling several times. In the ill-fated car were his family and relatives.
Currently, the Harambee Stars goalkeeper is still recuperating at the Kakamega County General Hospital KCGH after he was transferred there a week ago.
The St. Georges Ethiopian player, wife, son, cousin and brother in law almost lost their lives on that fateful Saturday at Lessos area along the Kapsabet-Nakuru highway.
“I thank God for saving my life, that of my wife and my son. The car was being driven by my cousin when the accident occurred,” recalled Matasi whose wounds on the forehead and left cheek appeared to be healing a little faster.
He is however a happy lucky man for surviving the crash same to his family which was with him in the now completely written off car.
“I feel much better and energetic although in the morning I had to be checked after developing some mild complications, the doctors say I am recuperating well and that is what matters the most,” he added.
They were headed to Nairobi from their Kakamega village home when the accident occurred. Reports, however, have it that his wife and son will be undergoing a surgery following doctor’s diagnosis.
Before his travel to the Ethiopian side, Matasi was a key goalkeeper for AFC Leopards where he played for several seasons.