Five-time Soccer Star of the Year George “Mastermind” Shaya who is battling ill-health received a boost from Football Legends and Friends who gave a cash injection of $365 to help with his medical bills.

The Football Legends and Friends were accompanied by long-time friend and former teammate at Dynamos Ernest “Nyamuzihwa” Kamba during the visit at his Glen Norah home.

Shaya has been battling ill-health for quite some time now although his condition appears to be getting worse with time.

He has been complaining of painful legs and was unable to walk and see out his visitors.

A visit by the Football Legends and Friends to his home in Glen Norah A, however, brought smiles on Shaya’s face and lifted his mood and spirits as he reminisced about the good old days at Dynamos with childhood friend and former teammate Kamba and other visitors including former footballers.

Kamba, who was a lethal striker during his time and is also walking with the aid of crutches said it was important to not only visit, but assist many football legends in need.

Shaya’s wife Agnes narrated a sad scenario of how difficult life has been for her as they struggle with day-to-day basics and is unable to meet all the medical bills.

Thankful for the visit and gesture by Football Legends and Friends, Agnes also made an emotional appeal for assistance to corporates.

Football Legends and Friends publicist Charles Mabika said this was a start of more and bigger things to come as the legends try to help some of their own who are in need.

Things may not be well for the Shaya household, but the couple looked strong together and positive in their outlook.

Shaya is expected to go for further tests and x-rays for suspected deep vein thrombosis and possibly radiotherapy.