Gor Mahia defender Shafiq Batambuze is seeking for medical help from friends and fans in order to afford a knee surgery.
The Ugandan left-back has been out of action since their match against Aigle Noir in the CAF Champions League preliminary round and needs surgery on his left knee if he is to continue playing.
The player in a T.V show on Monday said the club could not afford to cater for his surgery since they were going under a hard time financially following the withdrawal of their main sponsors with the defender saying his medical process would require a total of Ksh 400k.
“I picked my injury when we were going for the quarterfinals clash in the CAF Confederations Cup (last season) then aggravated it when we returned for league action against Bandari FC.
“I just went to rest without going for the MRI scan, I healed and came back to play when we were up against Ulinzi Stars and picked another injury. I sat out for some time, healed again, and came back this season when we were up against Aigle Noir at Kasarani this after playing in the first leg against the same opponents without any problems.
“It was becoming too much and decided to go for an MRI scan at which they decided that I needed surgery so that’s where we are now.
“The injury is on my left knee and the problem now is all on the money. Our main sponsors cut ties with the club and it has become very hard for them to finance the operation. They need Ksh 400k so I have decided to open a PayBill number to seek help. If Ill collect the amount Ill go for the surgery,” Batambuze said.
For those willing to help the defender through his surgery, they can channel their contributions to PayBill number 891300, Account number BHACHU.