Sports Minister visits Emma Mzagada: Calls for insurance of players, athletes

More support continue to trickle to former netball star Emma Mzagada who has been sick for over five years now with Minister of Labor, youth, sports and manpower development Henry Mussa the latest to offer the support.

Minister Mussa being briefied by Emma Mzagada on her sickness-Jeromy Kadewere.
Minister Mussa arriving at Emma’s house-Jeromy Kadewere

Mussa paid a visit to the former hero at her home in Chilomoni  township in Blantyre.

Speaking to reporters after cheering Mzagada, Mussa said he felt it was necessary to visit the former hero for what she did to the nation during her playing days.

” I am happy to have interacted with Emma and her family. I am happy because I have been told that her condition is changing.

“Emma is a legend and deserve our support. Soon, I will discuss with NAM officials on the way forward and hope to return,”said Mussa.

Mussa then appealed to sports association and clubs in the country to insure their athletes to avoid such scenarios.

He said it is unfortunate that most associations do not value the welfare of athletes in the country.

” It’s very unfortunate that our sports associations and clubs do not insure their athletes.

“I said it from the beginning that I want to turn our sports industry into real business so that our athletes start ripping the benefits of their talents. Let me appeal to the National sports council to champion this task,” said Mussa.

During the visit, Mussa donated K200,000tto Mzagada but promised to return soon.

According to family members, the former netball hero needs close to K1.5 million kwacha to undergo surgery at Beit Cure International Hospital.

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trueK Collins Nandos
5 years ago

Mwai Kumwenda is a good,so many her donations.Hope,she wil be Nam president

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
5 years ago

We have seen government sending some people abroad for treatment even some Chiefs i won’t mention names why is the government failing to support this lady in her time of need after she devoted her life for national duty. Mr Minister the best thing you can do for her is to make arrangement to have her treated on our taxes. Ntchito ya misonkho yanthu ndi imeneyi osati kumaika mumasaka please government of Malawi

Victor
Victor
5 years ago

Please Malawians help and save Emma blessed is the hand that giveth.Lets show our Love and care this time and we will be rewarded in another way.Get well soon Emma

A_G
A_G
5 years ago

This is very commendable Honourable Minister. Surely, God will reward you. Emma, get well soon. We love you as a country. Your are a hero.

Malawian
Malawian
5 years ago

She is sleeping on the floor pa mphasa! I wish I could buy her a bed and proper mattress today but I am very far away. How can I help?

Foreigner
Foreigner
5 years ago

Get well soon Emma you are always in our hearts and congrats nyasatimes for informing the nation.

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