Macleans Sloya Foundation has moved swiftly to help former AFC Leopards captain Martin Imbalambala regain his lost eyesight.
Imbalambala lost his sense of seeing in 2018 while at the newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side Bidco United.
The footballer’s condition has sadly been deteriorating despite seeking medical attention in various health centers locally.
This setback has further been fueled by the hard times occasioned by coronavirus uncertainties and the ace Friday appealed to fans and well-wishers for financial assistance towards his health bill.
Hours after the disturbing news of Imbalambala seeking to raise paltry KSh 4,000 needed for treatment at Sabatia Eye Clinic broke out on Friday, his cry was heard by Macleans Sloya Foundation who confirmed footing all the required bills as the former Kenyan international embarks on recovery journey.
“The foundation has taken upon itself to support the former midfield maestro who recently raised an appeal to well-wishers to come to his rescue,” the NGO said in a statement.
“In a tandem with the organization’s cardinal call of empowering and giving people dignified lives, Imbalambala has been taken to Sabatia Eye Clinic for routine eye treatment.”
According to Macleans Sloya Foundation Programs officer Simon Iganza, the foundation had cleared all the medical expenses for the midfielder on Friday.
In addition, the NGO also provided Imbalambala with a one-year national insurance cover besides donating basic household items to cushion his family against the effects of Covid-19.