Malawi national football team, the Flames, donated K38,000 to former Big Bullets and international custodian Trust Lunda, who recently underwent surgery at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe where he had his toe amputated.
Lunda, who was discharged and now is back in Dwangwa left Bullets for South Africa in 2011, before coming back home this year.
Flames team manager Clement Kafwafwa confirmed the news with Nyasa Times before the team’s departure for Ethiopia, where they will take part in the Cecafa Cup.
Kafwafwa said they thought it wise to render support to a fellow colleague, who once played for the Flames.
He also said Lunda contributed a lot to the success of the Flames in his time, therefore, they decided to offer a little help they could afford
“We thought it wise to help our friend with a little something after the technical panel led by Technical Director John Kaputa and players. We could have loved to go as a team to give him the money on our own but since the team is leaving around 3 for Ethiopia we have given the money to Blue Eagles team manager to handle over the money on our behalf,” said Kafwafwa.
The former Flames towering defender also urged companies to come to Lunda’s rescue as he needs support at this critical time.
Since he came from the rainbow nation, Lunda has been in the hospital for three weeks, and Bullets officials and players also spared some time to visit him when the team was in Lilongwe to play Epac FC.
The Peoples Team bought him several groceries and they also gave him money.
In his remarks on a telephone interview, Lunda said he was happy that his colleagues for the Flames remembered him.
“ I didn’t expect them to remember me because it has been long since I played for the Flames . I hope that they will do the same for other former players,” he said.
Many soccer lovers in this country remember Lunda for his reflex skills.