The medical fund committee chaired by Kenya Football coaches Association (Kefoca) Chairman Ricky Solomon is seeking Kshs.5million to airlift ailing Ulinzi Stars head coach Robert Matano for advanced treatment in India.
During a weekly media update held on Thursday at the Nyayo Stadium Poolside restaurant, Solomon disclosed that they were waiting feedback from Sri Rama Krishna medical Hospital in India on what is required before they take the next step.
Solomon who was flanked by over eight members that included Matano’s two wives Caro Walusaga and Rosemary Shikunyi appealed to well wishers, Parastatal bodies and good Samaritans to extend their financial help to save a life of a man who has helped to transform
Kenya football to another level.
A mega fund raising meeting is slated for October 1 at the Nairobi’s 680 Hotel from 6pm where several invited guests and football administrators have been invited.
The ‘Lion” who is ailing from Kidney related problems requires four times dialysis treatment per week that costs Kshs.40,000.
Other committee members who graced the occasion included Jacob ‘Ghost””Mulee, Bob Oyugi, Mahmoud Abbas,Gilbert Selebwa,Yaqub Ibrahim and Abdulaziz Watitwa .
During the meeting, it emerged that International renown football legend Joe Kadenge has lost his sight while former International instructor James Sianga was bed-ridden in his Bungoma home having been discharged recently.
Solomon pointed out that he had received word from Matano’semployer Lt.Col.Oloo that the Military was fully behind the committee’s initiative and promised to send their contribution
towards the worthy cause.
Mulee noted that it was unfortunate that Matano had no medical cover with his employer and pleaded with Kenya Premier League (KPL) to take charge and ensure all clubs obtain medical covers for their players.
Consequently, those wishing to send their contribution are asked to send their contribution through Robert Matano Medical Fund ,Family Bank Account No. 0460 0002 6261.Pay Bill number is 811328.
Ulinzi Stars will play Gor Mahia on Wednesday in a mid-week Sportpesa Premier League clash at the Nyayo National Stadium without their instrumental coach. His deputy Benjamin Nyangweso and Francis Onyiso will take charge.