Sofapaka’s jersey sponsor Betika comes to the aid of ailing Naya
Local gaming firm Betika today came to the aid of ailing teenage football sensation Wisdom Naya following pleas for his medical support, by settling all his Sh 330,000 treatment fee as they seek to see him back to action soon.
Naya, who was voted the player of the tournament during the 2018 Copa Coca Cola event, while playing for Kitale-based St Anthony High School, joined 2009 champions Sofapaka in 2019, but was released after one season as he failed to make it to the first team.
He was later diagnosed with a thigh tumor that is known in medical terms as soft tissue sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that begins in the tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures. People Daily highlighted his plight on Wednesday and the move has elicited a positive reaction and a positive a solution realised.
“As Betika we extend our support to Wisdom Naya as he undergoes chemotherapy sessions to fight cancer.
Naya is a talented player and has a bright future ahead and we look forward to his full recovery,” said Betika's Public Relations Manager Kate Arudo.
Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa lauded the gesture by the team's main sponsors and urged more well wishers to come out and support the youngster.
“We as a family are determined to see Naya recover and return to action. I promised that the club and our sponsors Betika will chip in and I'm proud to announce that the process is now on,” Kalekwa said.