With few days remaining for Kenya Premier League to kick off, many clubs have sought signatures of both local and international talented players so as to boost their squads come next year. To some its like dark moments as they have been dropped by their parent clubs after playing their hearts out for the clubs for the past decades.
Among the dropped players is Gor Mahia star Innocent Mutiso. The player was shocked after he learnt about his fate via the media being dropped on social media with some fans criticizing him but, Harambee’s Stars second choice keeper Wilson Obungu who is the first choice keeper at coastal based club Bandari encouraged Mutiso and shun the act saying it was so unprofessional and clubs should stand with their players in both good and bad condition.
Players being dropped via social media and text messages is common in Kenya with the most notorious clubs being AFC leopards and Gor Mahia. It is only in Kenya where players risk their lives on the pitch without guarantee of insurance cover. They too know well that soccer is a contract game that has seen players lose their lives on the pitch while others remain paralyze for years but have no option as it is the bread winner for them.
Mutiso joins the list of dropped players after getting injured. Solomon Nasio, George Opiyo former Tusker keeper and George Waweru are some of the players who know the painful side of being dropped while injured.
The soonest professionality is embraced in Kenya, the better or else we are headed for the same stories year in year out.
Here is what the Harambee Stars keeper wrote