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Trouble at Nzoia over sell of top striker Masuta

Trouble is once again brewing at Kenyan Premier League side Nzoia Sugar following the controversial selling of top striker Masita Masuta (pictured carrying team-mate Collins Omondi) to Ulinzi Stars. Head coach Bernard Mwalala is not happy with Masuta’s departure and alleges the technical bench was not consulted before the player was sold.

Ulinzi confirmed on Sunday that they have captured the former Muhoroni Youth striker from Nzoia on a three-year contract but Mwalala has distanced himself from the transfer. “As far as we are concerned, Masuta is still our player.

We had a meeting with the management and urged them to involve us in any sale of players because if a player leaves, we will have to replace him as soon as possible. As far as we are concerned, Masita has absconded duty because he has a contract and no one has told us that the player has left,’ said Mwalala.

The former Kenyan international says if the striker was to leave, it will be a blow for his side as it’s not easy to get a quality attacker to replace the burly forward who played a crucial role in Nzoia’s promotion to the KPL in 2016.

“It will also be another case of bad management especially after we lost Lawrence Juma to Gor Mahia for free when he had signed a contract which was not delivered to the federation,” he added. Nzoia have already signed two attackers in Morven Otinya from Sofapaka and Patrick Odhiambo.

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