Football prodigy’s kin call for assistance after he develops ailment

Friday, April 17th, 2020 00:00 |
Jeremiah Wanjala (left) when he was feated by local sports journalists as a player of the month sometime last year. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

He is arguably one of the most talented left footed strikers who has been a darling to both Kakamega Homeboyz, and Posta Rangers fans through his exploits of tormenting opposing teams unfortunately the ailing football prodigy has been deserted in time of need having left at the mercy of few friends and family members.

Jeremiah Wanjala who was settling at Nzoia Sugar is suffering from unknown disease since January that has eaten into his treasure and has exhausted all he had as he tries to find out the diagnosis of the ailment that has left him very weak and frail with a lot of pains keeping him out public.

The family together with the friends have come out to his rescue through WhatsApp contributions as they seek to find the remedy for his problem which has left him suffering for the last four months.

Speaking to People Sport, his elder brother Wycliffe Wanjala revealed Jeremiah started to complain of headache, loss of appetite before being taken to various medical facilities in Nambacha and Navakholo but nothing positive has come out since then with the condition worsening each day.

“Through the assistance of friends, we have managed to take him to Kakamega General and Referral Hospital where several tests have been contacted and we are patiently waiting for the results before the next move.

“His situation has become so much complicated and we are appealing for the support from well wishers in both material and also prayers, Jeremiah has remained a role model to many upcoming soccer stars and we pray for his quick recovery so that he can accomplish and realise his dream,” he said.

One of soccer administrators Edwin Lisamula, who has taken a leading role to assist the family and see to it that Wanjala receives the best treatment, has voiced his concern and urged stakeholders to come to the rescue of the youngster

“This is a young player who still has a lot to offer in football and was doing very well to achieve his goal we should stand with him and support the family that has humble background in any way as we pray for the quick recovery,” said Lisamula.

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