Russian based striker Esau ‘Black Mamba’ Kanyenda took time off from the field of play to donate various items and cash amount to K35, 000 to children at M’mbuyomuno Orphanage in Thyolo District.
“It touched me when the owner of the place approached me to render any help to the orphans. It does not mean that l am rich, but the little l have l needed to share with these kids, who have no parents, no food and clothes,” said Kanyenda.
Over 170 orphans will benefit from Kanyenda’s donation, according to the director of the Orphanage Maria Ndasowa Mainja.
Mainja said out of 170 orphans, 140 are kids while the rest are adults.
“This is a timely gesture from Kanyenda. We are very grateful to him because this is the third time for the player to support us,” Mainja said.
“We will use part of this money to buy bags of maize and relish, “the orphanage head said and also pleaded with other players to emulate Kanyenda’s gesture.
Meanwhile, Kanyenda who suffered a broken arm during last Saturday’s encounter against Tunisia at Kamuzu Stadium, underwent a successful operation on Tuesday at Beit Cure International Hospital.
Speaking to Nyasa Times lying on his bed, Kanyenda said the operation took over two hours.
“I am not feeling much pain, only that l cannot lift the arm for a long period of time. I am so grateful to the doctors here and people who have been wishing me well since o got injured, “he told Nyasa Times.
Kanyenda has been given four weeks to recover fully.
However, the soft spoken striker was optimistic that come October for the Chad game he will be physically fit.
“If it was a leg it could have been another story, but an arm? L is sure to make it for the Chad game in order to help my country qualify for Africa cup of nations for the third time,” said Kanyenda.
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