CHRIS TSYAMBA: Hockey legend in need of urgent spine surgery

St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School, one of the hockey powerhouses in the coastal region of Kenya is where Chris Tsyamba first met with the hockey stick in the year 1990.

Tsyamba featured for St. Charles Lwanga for four years between 1990 and 1994 winning a number of trophies including the Coast Province interschool championship winning and represented the then coastal province in the National games. He later joined Mombasa Institute (MI) in the year 1995 playing his first match against Mombasa Youngstars and was part of the MI team that won the Coast League. As a well refined winger for MI, Tsyamba played his first match at the City Park Stadium in Nairobi against Karate Axiom scoring two goals in the Cannon Assurance National Hockey league.

The towering winger later changed his playing position to being a goalkeeper in 1997 for his club Mombasa Institute, a position he played until when he decided to hang his boots. One of the highlights in his playing career is when he was called up for the Kenya National Team and was selected as one of the goalkeepers to represent Kenya in South Africa but the team never travelled for the continental assignment due to financial constraints.

Tsyamba developed a spine injury in 2013 and went for surgery in India in 2014 which helped him get back to his feet however, in November 2017 he fell on the staircases while at work and has been walking with the help of crutches since then. The former Kenyan hockey ace now requires an immediate and urgent spinal surgery in India as he has a Bulging L4-L5 and L5-S1 and if the surgery is not performed it could lead to permanent paralysis.

The amount required is USD 12,000 approximately Ksh 1.3million. The family is now appealing to all relatives, friends, well-wishers and the hockey fraternity to stand in prayers with the family and help financially towards the medical bill.

A fundraiser and prayer session has been planned towards this

Your assistance and contribution will be highly appreciated.

For more information, contact:

FRED ARMITTAGE TSYAMBA: 0726526900 or 0736526900.

VICKY KALAMBA TSYAMBA: 0724140993 or 0733742340.

MARY AUMA AMIMO: 0798027829

CHRIS MARUTI TSYAMBA: 0720617616 or 0733617616.

TO CONTRIBUTE:

M-PESA PAYBILL NUMBER -303030

ABSA BANK :ACCOUNT NO:- 2039927694

CHRIS MARUTI TSYAMBA

M-PESA NO:- 0720617616.

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