National Council of Sports (NCS) has urged the public to contribute towards the treatment of former footballer Ausi Kaaya, who is seriously ill and has been undergoing treatment for the last year.

NCS Assistant General Secretary Mr. David Katende on Friday paid a courtesy call to the former player at his home in Kawempe where he delivered UGX.1,000,000 contribution towards treatment and upkeep.

The former State House, Police, KCCA, Proline FC and Cranes defender is battling lung difficulties which doctors at Mulago have said can be treated. Kaaya has had three medical operations already and waiting for a fourth one soon. For now he continues to go back to Mulago Hospital for reviews.

According to him (Kaaya), whereas it was very difficult few months ago for him to breath he can afford to so with little difficulty.

Mr. Kaaya was greatly pleased with the NCS gesture saying that his condition has continued to improve and so would love to continue with his medication.

Mr. Katende appreciated individuals and mainly former footballers, who have come in to contribute towards Kaaya’s well-being and urged others who have not come in and yet have the ability to do so not to stay away.

The contribution is part of NCS's Corporate Social Responsibility to sports athletes. She Cranes Player Elizabeth Atonet is another athlete who in 2016 benefited from NCS's social arm with a fully paid Knee Surgery at CoRSU Hospital.

Friday, March 23, 2018