- Former Harambee stars head coach, Tom Olaba’s family pleads for help from Kenyans to pay hospital bills. The family confirmed that he is suffering from spinal cord problem and he is in Tanzania where he has been undergoing treatment.
The couch has been in Tanzania where he has been coaching for the last four years and was Harambee stars coach in 2016 where he was replaced by Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee. He was also an assistant coach to Reinhard Fabisch’s in 1997 and later served as U17 head coach.
The family has called upon Kenyans to assist them in raising money to pay the hospital bill and to fly him back to the country from Benjamin Mkapa Hospital where he is now after he was transferred from Dodoma Hospital.
“My brother has been in Tanzania since 2016 after he left coaching,” the coach’s younger brother Fabian Olaba explained.
Fabian also said that Olaba underwent two spinal surgeries but remained paralyzed.
“He has been sick and that is why he quit coaching,” Fabian said.
The younger brother as he reached out to members of the public said that they are yet to know the exact amount of money needed to clear the hospital
“We would be happy if he is near us so that we can closely monitor his condition. We shall have known the whole amount accumulated in the hospital before the end of the day as my younger brother has already traveled to Tanzania.”
Robert Matano, the Kenya National Football Coaches Association (Kenfoca) chairman pleaded with Kenyans to channel their contributions to James Siasi, the organization’s treasurer.
“He is one of us and we have already started contributing. Let’s help our brother come back to Kenya and cater for his treatment,” Saisi said.