Patrick Matasi Biography: Patrick Matasi is a Kenyan professional footballer and the goalkeeper for Harambee Stars – Kenya’s National football team.
Patrick Matasi grew up in Kabras, Western Kenya and endured hardships that come with poverty. After completing his secondary school education in 2009, he ventured into sugarcane farming.
Matasi, who made his senior national team debut on March 23 in their international friendly match against Uganda in Machakos (it ended 1-1), was phenomenal 2017 Cecafa tournament as he kept consecutive clean sheets before saving three penalties to hand head coach Paul Put his maiden silverware.
Though this is not the greatest rags-to-stardom story of them all, Matasi’s rise to fame is an inspiring tale, which is quite the opposite of his name’s meaning in Luhya (rags).
After a friend introduced him to West Kenya Sugar FC in 2009, Matasi used the move as a springboard to Kenyan Premier League, where he signed with AFC Leopards in 2010.