- Vihiga United FC and Vihiga High School alumni have thrown their support behind a fundraising drive to help former AFC Leopards captain Martin Imbalambala who is partially blind.
Imbalambala is an alumnus of Vihiga school and was featuring for National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United before he lost his eyesight partially in 2018 and has been undergoing treatment.
Kahi Indimuli, Vihiga United FC chairman, who is also the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association chairman says Imbalambala’s friends and alumni of Vihiga High are contributing to help arrest the situation.
Imbalambala needs around Sh.4, 000 every month for treatment the group promised to assist him to suffice his medical and personal expenses as plans are underway to establish a long-lasting solution to the situation.
His medical report at a Nairobi hospital indicated that Imbalambala there had a problem with one of his nerves and he has been under medication for close to two years, the condition expected to get better.
“We have received the report (Imbalambala’s medical state) and so former Vihiga High School teacher Mr. Jairus Ounza Mulwa, Vihiga High School alumni and I are putting together some cash so as to support him,” Indimuli said
We are aware that he needs financial help and so after contributing we will see what to do,” he added.
The Vihiga United chairman and the Vihiga Queens head coach Alex Alumira stated that they have stood with Imbalambala in his medical journey since 2018.
The former AFC Leopards defender left the den in 2015, he also featured for Nakumatt FC and Kakamega Homeboyz. He later joined Vihiga United with an ambition of reaching the peak of his career but he was unfortunately axed by the club following several off-pitch issues.