What would you do if you were a goalkeeper and your coach chose to use you as a striker? Morgan Aube, a Vihiga United player, has found himself in a similar predicament. But what caused the shift in responsibilities at the National Super League team?

After former Vihiga United player Junior Adeyefa reported the club to FIFA on the basis of breaching the contract, the club was barred from signing new players. This left the club with only twelve players of which three were goalkeepers.

This has coerced the coach to use players out of position including the goalkeepers. Something that Aube has found hard to adapt to since playing out of position means a change of rules.

Aube has been the target man in the Vihiga United team that has had to use only one substitute. He has managed to score three goals.

“Being played out of position has hampered my development as a goalkeeper. I was doing well as a custodian until it dawned on the club that there were no options other than, to make do with the available players due to the ban, “he regretted.

“A forward runs a lot in a bid to keep the defenders busy and pounce on any opportunity to score. It is not easy for me as I am not accustomed to it but I have to do it anyway since we do not have numbers in the team,” he added.

His situation made him to call it off on football and embark on other businesses.

“I have seen it all in football. At some point, I quit to try my luck in business. I also had to ghost the game to take care of my spouse who was unwell for a while,” he highlighted.

He hopes that after the end of the season, he can go back to the goalkeeping role. Several clubs are eyeing on his signature- Wazito FC, Kariobangi Sharks, and AFC Leopards.


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