Matasi treated after ‘attack’ by Leopards fans
A Kenyan Premier League player is nursing multiple injuries following a reported attack on him by football fans during a league match on Wednesday.
Speaking to Nairobi News Thursday, Posta Rangers keeper Patrick Matasi said he is in severe pain after the attack which occurred moments after his team’s 1-1 draw against AFC Leopards at the Nyayo Stadium.
He has since reported the incident at the Nyayo Stadium Police station and sought medical attention at the Eagle Medical clinic in Kangemi.
“I am in much pain and wasn’t able to attend training today (Thursday). One of the attackers hit me with a bottle on my head. I just cant tell why he did so,” the player narrated.
According to the player, trouble started when his team scored the opening goal in the match and he raced to celebrate alongside his teammates.
“It was a good goal scored by my team. I went to celebrate with my teammates and it seems Leopards fans were incensed. Immediately after, they started abusing and threatening me from the stands. The situation worsened when they scored an equalizer and, moments later after the match ended I was attacked, one of the hooligans whom I know hit me with a bottle on the head. I am still in pain,” the player narrated.
At the same time, Matasi who formerly turned out for Leopards, has urged the team’s supporters to remain in good terms with their former players.
“Yes, I previously played for AFC Leopards, but I am a sportsman, I am now with Rangers and have nothing against Leopards fans. They should learn to accept former players and most importantly, appreciate results,” the player said.