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Uganda Premier League Contributes Shs2m for Injured Onyebuchi

Defender Vincent Onyebuchi

Defender Vincent Onyebuchi continues to live in a sorrow state with growing fears he got get amputated.

The Express Football Club player got a career threatening injury as his club was playing Proline FC in the Uganda Premier League on May 9, 2017.

Two months later, the recovery process has not been smooth for the Nigerian import with the situation worsening every passing day until he made an alarm to media last week.

In the wake of the project to have the footballer undergo another surgery, Uganda Premier League (UPL) Secretariat, the board that runs the league has contributed Shs2m towards the cause.

The money was delivered by the UPL CEO, Bernard Beinamani Bampaire on Thursday.

“The UPL today has made a modest contribution to Vincent Onyebuchi who broke his leg while playing in the league for Express FC against Proline FC,” he stated.

“When we got the information that the player is in this state of need, we had to move in and make a simple contribution of 2m shillings,” added Bampaire.

Onyebuchi first went under operation at Mengo Hospital but recovery has not been smooth due to lack of money to necessitate the process.

He was later transferred to Lisa Medal Centre (just next to Mengo Hospital) owned by club chairperson, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi but the condition moved from bad to worse.

At the moment, there is a project going on to solicit for Shs10m from the public for Onyebuchi to undergo another operation at the Comprehensive Rehabilitation in Uganda (Corsu in Kisubi along Entebbe road).

However, latest information indicates the doctors have revealed Onyebuchi’s football career has come to an end.

The doctors state that the player will have to undergo about 8 surgeries and thus hopes of playing football once again are minimal.


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