Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa: Keeper Mathias Kigonya is not a free agent

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The statement from Kalekwa comes barely two weeks after the keeper expressed his desire to part ways with the 2009 champions

Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa has refuted claims by team captain Mathias Kigonya that the club has denied him a release letter.

The statement from Kalekwa comes barely two weeks after the keeper expressed his desire to part ways with the 2009 league champions.

Kigonya, who scored four goals for the team in the just concluded season, from the penalty spot despite being a goalkeeper, stunned the Sofapaka faithful a fortnight ago with a letter requesting to leave the team.

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The Ugandan keeper has since been linked with moves to league rivals AFC Leopards and Tusker. However, the Brewers look like the more serious contender for the keeper after they lost the services of Harambee Stars custodian Patrick Matasi to Ethiopia giants St. Georges.

“Kigonya is not a free agent. We cannot just give him a release letter because he wishes to leave the team and yet he has nine more months in his contract with Sofapaka,” Kalekwa told Goal in an interview.

“Football is business and since Kigonya’s contract runs to June 2019, he is still our player. We are ready to release him, but any team that is looking for his signature should talk to the club’s administration to strike a deal.”

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