Ugandan Premiership side Jinja Hippos has called for financial help from well wishers towards the medical treatment of head coach Robert Sseguya.
Sseguya has been battling illness for the past one week, and is set to undergo tests for Leukemia disease after consultations by a medical professional.
In a social media post by the Premiseship side, well wishers have been asked to come to the aid of his medical treatment.
“Coach Robert Sseguya was taken at Mulago International Hospital last weekend. What was thought to be a minor illness, Ssogy’s (nickname for Robert Sseguya) worsened over the course of the week and Ssogy was transferred to Pulse International Hospital,” reads the post.
“On the advice of medical professionals, Soggy, this morning, has been transferred to Mulago Cancer Institute to undergo tests for Leukemia. We call in the rugby fraternity to show your support in helping Soggy receive much needed treatment by contributing in any way towards medical treatment,” further reads the post.
Hippos treasurer David Spencer while speaking to The Scrummage confirmed Sseguya has indeed been transferred to Mulago Cancer Institute, and while his condition has improved he still remains in a “bad shape”.
“Sseguya has been in hospital since last Sunday. This morning he has been transferred to Mulago Cancer institute to undergo tests for Leukemia. He improved a little from last week but is still in a bad shape,. We are calling for contributions towards his medical support” he said.
Sseguya led Hippos to a fourth-place finish in the just concluded Uganda Premiership. He also doubles as the Uganda Cranes 15s head coach.
Contribution towards the medical support can be made through the numbers:
We at The Scrummage wishes to pass a message of a speedy recovery to the gaffer, and our support to the entire Uganda Rugby fraternity.
Photo Courtesy/Uganda Cranes