Teaching hospital, UTH, says Kalaba’s condition shows ‘encouraging news for his recovery’


Former national team player, Rainford kalaba, who was involved in a road accident remains hospitalised at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday, UTH Public Relations Officer, Nzeba Chanda, said Kalaba continued to receive medical care.

Chanda stated that Kalaba’s condition showed significant improvement, with doctors noting a positive response to treatment.

“He is currently in a stable condition, which is encouraging news for his recovery,” he said.

Chanda added that medical professionals at the hospital are diligently monitoring Kalaba’s progress and are committed to providing him with the necessary treatment to facilitate his improvement.

“The medical team remains dedicated to ensuring that Kalaba receives the best possible care and are employing all available resources to support his recovery process,” she said.

Chanda indicated that further updates on Kalaba’s condition would be provided as they become available and that his medical team remains optimistic about his prognosis.

Kalaba, aged 38, was involved in a fatal road accident that occurred around 12:20 hours at Kafue S Corners, near Kafue Quarry.

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According to Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, the accident involved a Howo truck horse with registration number AIC 805 and trailer number BAC 9540, driven by Muyunda Isaac, aged 32 years, of Kamwala South.

Kalaba was reportedly in a Mercedes Benz car, which collided with the truck.

The unmarked car was said to have been driven by an unidentified female driver of unknown residence who, police said, died on the spot.

He said Kalaba had sustained suspected internal injuries and had earlier been promptly transported to UTH for further medical attention.

On various social media platforms, netizens continue to express worries over the midfielder’s condition.

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