Ailing ex-footballer appeals for help

HARARE - Former Zimbabwe striker Edmore Chitato, who is battling heart disease, is appealing for financial support to pay medical bills.

The former Black Mambas, Motor Action, Kiglon and Hwange forward is currently hospitalised at the Metropolitan Clinic in Harare, where he was expected to be released today.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Chitato said he had managed to raise $500 for his week-long stay at the hospital and was short of the same amount heading into his last days of admission.

“I have a heart problem which started sometime in March and during that I was admitted at Harare Hospital for three weeks,” Chitato told the Daily News yesterday.

“I was given pills but there was not much change. However, my condition has drastically changed for the better since I was admitted at this new hospital last week. My bill is $120 a day, a figure that too high as I am not employed.”

Chitato had to sell his Toyota Raum vehicle he used a taxi after his health deteriorated.

He last played local Premiership football for the now relegated Black Mambas in the 2012 season.

The 34-year-old said he was not happy with his treatment at the hands of Mambas.

“The way I was treated at Mambas was really bad,” he said.

“The problem with Zimbabwean football is that when one gets to his 30s, they feel you are no longer relevant. I was signed by Moses Chunga but went out of favour after he was fired.”

Chitato won a few caps for Zimbabwe and played at the inaugural Chan tournament in Ivory Coast in 2009.

Comments (5)

Shame,please let us help this youngman,he is still our son,please let us help.Prophet Magaya and Prophet Makandiwa please batsirai mwana uyu,ndapota zvangu.

VaChipakatira - 28 May 2014

I know out there , there are people who can help this youg man , peple who move around with over $500.00 in their wallets. During his playing days with the Warriors he was our darling why leave him now when he wants us? Please Mr Editor put Ecocash , Telecash or Net One cash details so that those who can assist do so or even the details for Met Hospital and pple can pay direct. Ndatenda hangu maZimbabwe .

Mutota - 28 May 2014

Mr Editor, please dont waste time, work out a public account or something.. Kana munhu akumbira se zvizvi anoda kubatsirwa chokwadi...

Justice - 28 May 2014

is he not on ecocash such that we can pay direct to him

chihuri - 28 May 2014

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