After days of severe criticism from the public about the bidridden footballer Vincent Onyebuchi, Express FC Club chairperson Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has backtracked and changed her position on the matter.
On Thursday last week while addressing the media about the state of Onyebuchi, Nakiwala, also the State Minister for Youth and Children affairs indicated the club had done its part and only wished the player well.
The statements made by the minister received heavy criticism from the general public given the fact that the player’s leg was in a state of petrification.
However, Nakiwala has had a change of heart and on Sunday, she paid a visit to the injured player.
Former Express CEO, Hamza Jjunju who has spearheaded the fundraising drive to help solicit funds for Onyebuch confirmed to this website that the Minister has agreed to join the cause.
“The Minister visited him (Onyebuchi) and we are happy she has offered more support to the player,” he said.
Nakiwala has accorded the player VIP treatment to Onyebuchi at Mulago Hospital where she will continue to receive treatment.
Jjunju however indicates they will go on with the earlier programme at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Hospital (CORSU) in Kisubi where the player is set to undergo several operations.
“At the moment the earlier programme is on. We shall go back to Corsu where he is supposed to undergo surgery starting this Monday,” he stated.
“It is good they have given us VIP treatment at Mulago and they be giving us an ambulance to transport Onyebuchi but we shall continue with the drive until the required funds are attained,” Jjunju added.
About Shs30m is needed to fund the operation and recovery process of the former Express FC player.
Onyebuchi joined Express FC in January this year on a six months contract.
He got the unfortunate incident on May 9 at Wankulukuku as Express FC was playing Proline FC.