KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC partnered with Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) to organize a fundraising drive to support New Life Hospice Arua (NELIHA) to establish a permanent home in Arua.
A charity friendly game between KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC will be played on 16thJune, 2018 at StarTimes stadium to fundraise for the establishment of the first building for NELIHA.
Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness. Improvement comes through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, and then assessment and treatment of pain and other problems – physical, psychological and spiritual.
The purpose of the Fundraising event for New Life Hospice Arua is to establish the first building for NELIHA to serve and relieve pain and suffering among communities in West Nile and neighboring countries.
Two football games between KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC will be held in Kampala and Arua towns. Both events are expected to attract 10,000 participants. The football matches will be organized in a way that one will be played in Kampala at StarTimes Stadium on 16th June 2018 and another at Betway Greenlight Stadium on 30th June 2018.
The two events are expected to raise 500 million Uganda Shillings, which is the estimated cost of establishing the first building for NELIHA with its facilities. The building will house a patient’s waiting room, three office rooms and hostel capacity for at least 20 cancer patients receiving treatment at Arua Regional referral Hospital and patients in transit after referral to Uganda Cancer institute (UCI).
KCCA FC and Onduparaka FC coaches and captains remarks ahead of the Saturday game.
Rashid Toha -Onduparaka captain
There is no rivalry between KCCA FC and Onduparaka and being the game is charity here of course we expect to use more of new players. Next season we expect to come back with new targets and hope the fans stick with us
Simon Masaba – Onduparaka coach
Am excited for this will be my first chance to take part in the charity matches, we are working closely with the players technically after we finished number last season we have bigger targets next season in AUPL and Stanbic Uganda cup. KCCA FC is a unique club with a great attachment to the public.
Charles Lukwago -KCCA FC captain Goalkeeper
I would like to thank those who came up with the idea, it will be a pleasure for me as a player to take part in the charity game so that I can also do something for the society but still if he decides to use those players who have not been alot, it will be fyn still.
Mike Mutebi -KCCA FC coach
Like I said at the beginning that its very important for Onduparaka to stay in the league because they have done a lot which the so called big clubs have failed to do for all those years that shows an emerging force coming up, so I thank them so much for being part of this. In this game am going to experiment technically being that we are playing for charity. The romour that am interested in Rashid Toha is not true, their project rotates about him and he is there to stay so am not interested him though he is a KCCA FC fan.
The return we shall get or Onduparaka is that we are noticed by the public and it will help to recruit fans, and I want to assure you we are going to have a very good partnership with Onduparaka like its done world wide and you will see exchange of players.
There is something unique with these people, we want an emerging force of Onduparaka to alert those so called historical big clubs that are sleeping talking a lot but doing nothing so like it has been Ceasor Okhuti, Muhammad Shaban you will see exchange of players.
Everyone can see the organic growth of Onduparaka since they came to the league they finished 5th, then 6th so these are the clubs that we believe will help Ugandan football.