Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga has come to rescue of his teammate, Patrick Matasi after he was involved in a road accident together with his family.
Michael Olunga clears Patrick Matasi’s Sh429K hospital bill after Accident with family
Harambee Stars' Matasi was involved in a road accident with his family
On Thursday, Olunga through his Michael Olunga Foundation teamed up with Odibets, to clear Matasi’s Sh429,000 hospital bill.
The Harambee Stars goalkeeper (Matasi) sustained injuries after a road accident along the Kapsabet-Nakuru Highway about a month ago.
Speaking after visiting Matasi at the Kakamega Referral Hospital, Olunga wished Matasi and his family a quick recovery.
“Matasi is a good friend of mine and I wish him a quick recovery and that of his family. I have partnered with my good friends, Odibets to come and clear my teammate’s hospital bill and that of his family” said Olunga who plays in Qatar with Al Duhail.
Olunga was accompanied by Odibets Country Marketing Manager Aggrey Sayi.
Matasi was on his way to Nairobi; and was set to fly out to Ethiopia to link up with his club, Saint Georges when the accident happened.
He was travelling in the same car with his wife and son before the accident that left the mother and son in need of surgical operations.
While Matasi was discharged a day after the accident, the mother and the minor are still recuperating from the medical procedures that have left the Kenyan international with a swelling hospital bill.
Last week, Matasi went public when he appealed for financial help.
Paid bills for other patients
The Michael Olunga foundation and Odibets also paid bills for other 30 patients who had not been able to clear their bills.
"The family is now in recovery and hopefully by your prayers and ours, their lives will regain normalcy. 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Alongside this, we were also glad to assist in paying the bills for other 30 patients at the Kakamega Referral Hospital.
In conclusion, I would like to express many thanks to , the hospital admin Mr. Titus, the County government of Kakamega, Peter Atsiaya and our various teams for the effort” said Olunga.
Matasi is one of the most established Kenyan goalkeepers having played in the Kenyan Premier League and for the national team Harambee Stars.
He was the number one goalkeeper for Kenya at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cairo, Egypt.
Over the weekend, the Michael Olunga foundation held the annual Michael Olunga tournament in Nairobi’s Baba Dogo estate that saw various teams battle it out for the coveted cup.
Redbull FC was crowned the winner after beating Jihard FC 2-1 in the final.