Following the public statements made by Express football club chairperson who is also the minister of state for the youth and children affairs Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi saying that the football club had done enough for injured defender Vincent Onyebuchi, the public has come out and criticized the minister.
Many think her statements are selfish because the player broke his leg in the aborted Uganda Premier League match against Proline FC at Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku.
The player first got treatment at Mengo hospital but the bills were so much that the club couldn’t afford it thus transferring him to Lisa Medical centre in Mengo which apparently is a medical facility owned by the youth minister and his husband.
At this centre, the player needed Ug Shs 27, 000 every day to dress up the wound but the club’s fans used to pay that amount until he was discharged.
According to the club chairperson, the player’s contract had expired at the club indicating that it’s no longer in the club’s interest to treat him but that was rather contradictory because his contract was due to expire on the 3oth of May yet he got injured on May 9th and on duty.
It’s on this note that former express committee members, club fans and footballers have decided to have a fundraising drive for the player to have an operation that will cost about Ug Shs 20M to have the player back on the pitch.