When Express FC chairperson Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi came out to say that the club has done its work already and may not offer further assistance to injured defender Vincent Onyebuchi because his contract with the club had expired, the utterance outraged fans.
Some, in fact, labelled the lady who also doubles as the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, “a cold-hearted” individual.
Former Express FC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Junju Hamza who recently started a “Save Onyebuchi campaign” to raise funds to pay bills for the needed surgeries the defender will go through at CoRSU hosptital has spoken out.
Speaking on Urban TV’s sports show on Friday dubbed “Fan Friday”, a disappointed Junju said:
“A boy signs to the club for 6 months, his contract runs from January to June; he gets injured in a match played in May, meaning that the injury is got while on duty. Was there need to abandon him?” he wondered.
The soft spoken Junju went on to explain that when the doctors at Mengo hospital were removing the dead skin on Onyebuchi’s broken leg, they cut out the muscles.
This implies “there’s need for new muscles which are going to be collected from his back.”
He clarified that Onyebuchi will undergo more surgeries even to his tendon as his lower part of thefoot nolonger links to the fibia.
He confirmed that Onyebuchi is going to be at CoRSU hospital for over 20 days for intensive monitoring and surgery, and he will be further be monitored until July of next year, which is expected to cost over Shs25m.
How did all this start??
Express fC defender Onyebuchi who was coming back from a layoff, broke his leg at Wankulukuku playing against Mujib Kasule’s Proline in a match which was later called off due to fan violence.
The player went on surgery At Mengo hospital.
Hamza together with Julius Bakunda, the vice chairperson for the Express FC fans committee have embarked on a campaign to solicit financial support of Shs25 millions to cater for the injured Nigerian defender.