Sofapaka are still holding on to Mathias Kigonya’s release letter for fear of the unknown, Goal can now reveal.
Kigonya is yet to receive his release letter from Sofapaka, almost a week after he terminated his contract with the former KPL champions.
The Ugandan custodian walked out of his contract for ‘personal reasons’ but Goal now understands that Kigonya, who scored four league goals last season,-all from the penalty spot, could have failed to agree on new terms with Batoto ba Mungu, leading to his abrupt exit.
Kigonya now claims that Sofapaka have refused to hand him the release letter, making it even harder to find a new club. “I don’t have a problem coming back to KPL but the problem is that they (Sofapaka) have not given me my release letter,” Kigonya told Goal.
But according to a source close to the team, Sofapaka are yet to get a serious replacement for the Ugandan, who is now linked with a move to Tusker and unnamed Ugandan Premier League club.
“He is in contact with the club, but I don’t think they are willing to release him because Sofapaka have not yet found another keeper.”
Tusker have already lost keeper Patrick Matasi to Ethiopian giants St. Georges.