Harambee Stars goalkeeper trainer Matthews Ottamax will now travel with the rest of the squad that leaves the country this morning for the CECAFA Senior challenge cup to be held in Ethiopia.
The former Kenyan international’s name had been scrapped off from the travelling party with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) allegedly replacing him with an interpreter.
The move caused uproar on social media after the 39-year-old posted his frustration on social media. According to many who reacted to the post, there was no need for an interpreter because Ethiopians speak English as well.
‘Ati as a goalkeeping coach wa Harambee Stars, NEWS reaching me now is I NEED TO GIVE ROOM TO AN INTERPRETER TO TRAVEL TO ETHIOPIA FOR CECAFA! Nifanye? (what do I do?”
Ottamax apparently went on a hunger strike and locked himself in his room no. 223 at the Kasarani hotel in protest. It is this that led to the change of events and it has been confirmed that he will now go to Ethiopia and help Stars in their quest to retain the title they won two years ago.
This is not the first time such an incidence is happening to the former Reunion and AFC Leopards custodian. Earlier this year, Ottamax was denied a chance to travel with the team to Aswan Egypt where Harambee Stars were scheduled to play the hosts in an international friendly. The goalkeepers had to train on their own in a match which they lost miserably.
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