Former AFC Leopards captain Martin Imbalamabala was on Thursday 20th inducted into the Kenya Society for the Blind (KSB).
The former midfielder will undergo six months rigorous training and rehabilitation with KSB under sponsorship of other partners among them, AFC Leopards, Safaricom and Christian Blind Mission.
During the induction ceremony the at the KSB head office the CEO of Kenya Society for the blind Samson Waweru said the milestone was not only for cosmetic solution but to ensure that imbalambala reverts to normal life.
“We come here with an aim to ensure that the former football icon get back to normal life, we have a strategic plan to ensure we sustain what we have started t”,Waweru Said.
When the former Harambee Star took the podium he first thanked former football player cum football commentator Fred Arocho for highlighting his story.
He said that life has not been easy for him and his family since he had to depend on his wife Jackline, a salonist as a sole breadwinner.
“it is really not easy to accept the transition as a man, I had to rely on my wife to for a living”,Imbalambala lamented.
The former Harambee Stars International thanked other partners and stakeholders for coming to his aid.
Among the partners present during the induction into the society were mobile services provider Safaricom who donated a white stick, brail watch. Fanaka Foundation donated a cheque of Ksh150,000 and Christian Mission for the blind that also donated Ksh 180,OOO to facilities his accommodation and other expenses during the training.
AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda also challenge the government through ministry of Sport,Culture and youths affairs to support talents and to stand with score players and athletes when they get injuries and need financial medical assistance.