Tay Grin offers support to ailing ex-BB player Masonda

One of the country’s hip-hop artist, Tay Grin has offered to assist former Big Bullets Football Club player, Godfrey Masonda currently in need of medical treatment for heart problem.

Masanda, who is based in Ntchisi, has a leaky heart valve and needs at least K2.2 million to access specialist treatment.

And Tay Grin has pledged to assist after being approached, saying he will donate part of his UK tour proceeds.

Tay Grin to contribute
Tay Grin to contribute

“I was approached to help lobby for funding assistance. I opted to help because if I was in need too I would also appreciate if someone heard my plea and assisted,” explained Tay Grin in an interview.

He added: “I promised to do my best to help raise the money needed. I would lead by example by donating part of my UK tour proceeds to helping him towards the bill.”

The rapper also a businessman is currently in South Africa en route to the United Kingdom where he is scheduled to have a series of performances in Scotland, England and Ireland starting this month.

Tay Grin has since called upon the public to help the player.

“We watched him when he played soccer and entertained us and drew us closer to the game. Let us find it in our hearts to assist. I also humbly request the guys in the UK to come out in large number to support the tour so we raise funds. And if anyone in the UK wishes to donate separately to this cause that would be appreciated.”

Andrew Kondwani a doctor at Ntchisi District Hospital has recommended that Masanda should seek specialist help at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre or in South Africa.

According to the doctor, Masonda’s problem requires special treatment which is very expensive; but was quick to suggest the amount could be on the lower side if the player gets treatment within the country.

The player however told local media that he or his family cannot afford to raise the funds needed to seek good treatment.

Masonda played for Big Bullets FC around 2012 before joining Mozambican club, Ferraviaro de Nacala and his contract expired last season.

Meanwhile, Tay Grin is expected to join other artists in fundraising for MIJ FM radio broadcaster and musician Nicolas Mbonela aka Che-Nkope, who admitted to Blantyre Adventist Hospital after being diagnosed with Cardiogenic shock, a condition in which the heart fails to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.

Mbonela is supposed to travel to South Africa to access medical treatment and needs about K6 million.

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