09 Jan, 08:15
Nzoia Sugar FC head coach Bernard Mwalala says he's not aware of Masita Masuta's reported transfer from the club to Ulinzi Stars.
On Sunday 7 January, Ulinzi confirmed that they have captured the former Muhoroni Youth striker from Nzoia Sugar on a three-year contract after striking a deal with the Millers.
Mwalala now says the technical bench has not been informed of the attacker's sale. According to Mwalala, Masuta is still a Nzoia Sugar player as he has a running contract with the club.
-The technical bench is not aware of Masuta's exit. We had a meeting with the club 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, he said.
The former Kenyan international added that the striker's exit is a massive blow for his side as it's not easy to get a quality attacker to replace the burly forward who played a pivotal role in Nzoia's promotion to the Kenyan Premier League in 2016.
-If it's true that he has been sold then this will be a big blow for us because it's not easy to find a quality replacement within a short time. It will also be another case of bad management especially after we lost Lawrence Juma to Gor Mahia on the Bosman when he had signed a contract which was not delivered to the federation, he added.
Nzoia has already signed two other attackers; Morven Otinya and Patrick Odhiambo are now in the Millers' books.
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