Caring hearts breakthrough ministries located at Kagula Hill Wakiso district has been the venue for a Christmas day surprise that will impress many in the sports fraternity especially those for whom football is a niche.
Baker Kasigwa, 87, who has been bed-ridden for a while arrived in a wheel chair in the company of his wife and son, has like in the bible ‘gotten-up and walked’ albeit for just a few meters.
“Daddy has been unable to walk for the past two or three months” said his son.
He added: “This is a big milestone and though he is still a long way to recovering from multiple ailments,we can feast on this for Christmas.”
Kasigwa was part of the Uganda Cranes team of the 1950’s that toured Europe and joined history books for playing barefooted.
He hit the headlines for the wrong reasons a few months a go while in search for funds to treat several illnesses including stroke.
After failure to secure treatment from sources like FUFA and government, he was taken on by former footballers initiative which is under the stewardship of Pastor Paul Musisi who is the lead Pastor at Caring hearts breakthrough ministries Kagula.
Former footballers initiative has come to the rescue of many ex players notable of whom is Obadiah Semakula.
On top of providing health cover for contemporaries, former footballers initiative also provides education chances to sons and daughters of their colleagues.