Mathare United defender retires from football

Mathare United defender retires from football

Mathare United defender James Situma has retired from football; the player has revealed to Futaa on Monday 12 August.

While confirming the new development, Situma admitted it was a difficult choice to make more so after asking those who were close to him but said it was a decision he was proud of.

"In life, you have to make such bold decisions. It was a difficult one more so after sorting ideas from people close to me in the game who thought I still had more to offer.

"So many things came into perspective while making this step and I have no regrets whatsoever in this," Situma said.


Situma who has featured for AFC Leopards, Sofapaka FC, Kakamega Homeboyz, Tusker FC among other teams in the Kenyan football scene is expected to fully concentrate on his work as the Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KEFWA) chairman; a post he has been serving despite being actively involved in playing.

His resignation comes days after KEFWA secretary-general Jerry Santos hanged his boots with the player having featured for Posta Rangers last season. 

Apart from the clubs mentioned above, Situma who actively featured for the Kenyan national team Harambee Stars had a stint in Albania with KF Tirana. 

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