MASVINGO – Aspiring Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) Eastern Region chairperson Major (Rtd) Special Matarirano has donated 50-day-old chicks and 150kgs of feed to injured former footballer Andrew Chirasha.
The donation was made at Chirasha’s home in Sisk on Wednesday.
Chirasha was involved in a road accident that claimed three people near Mhandamabwe last year.
He was in a coma for two months at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare. He walks on crutches and has 27 stitches on his head. His left leg and right hand still need to be straightened with plasters.
“I learnt about his predicament sometime later. I started a small poultry project to widen his income base since he is still recovering,” said Matarirano.
Chirasha said he was grateful to Matarirano and everyone who helped him.
“I spent two months in a coma after the accident. My bills amounted to more than $1,000 a day. I am grateful to well-wishers such as Allen Sibanda, Philip Shumba, Collen Maboke, Benson Hwata, Taurai Mudzviti, Isaac Chapura, Fungai Nyatsine, Progress Tube Msepa and my wife Faith Gadzai and several others.
“My friend and former teammate Matarirano has started a poultry project for me. I am grateful to everyone who helped me,” he said.
The two played football at United Lions and reunited at Masvingo City Football Club. Matarirano served as chairperson, while Chifamba was a right-back.
Chirasha played for several soccer teams such as Masvingo United, FC Victoria, Setheo and Gutu Leopards.