The NIB account will be available from April 18 to 28. Subsequently, the account will be closed, and the entire accumulated amount will be immediately transferred to the account of the athlete’s wife.
The news of Kalindi’s death on Sunday was greeted with great sadness by former colleagues and clubs where the footballer played, especially in Portugal. The moment was made even trickier by the fact that the right-back was set to become a father.
Thus, and in order to help the family of the Brazilian player, Nuno Ribeiro, masseuse of Penafiel, with the advice of Rafa Sousa, former captain of Penafiel, and Fernando Andrade, player of FC Porto, took the initiative to create an account to later help Kalindi’s wife financially in this delicate phase.
This cause has also been joined by former Penafiel, Nacional and Académica teammates, with their captains giving the face. Vítor Gonçalves and João Camacho among Madeirans and Traquina among students. The clubs, too, wanted to join this initiative in order to pay a last tribute to the right side who lost his life at the age of 28. The NIB account will be available from April 18 to 28. Subsequently, the account will be closed, and the entire accumulated amount will be immediately transferred to the account of the athlete’s wife.
“It’s a way of honoring Kalindi and being able to help someone who will be leaving here, in a difficult time like this. Our goal is to help his wife have some stability and a peaceful pregnancy. We believe that in this way Kalindi will remain satisfied”, explained Rafa Sousa who is currently also vice-president of Cête (AF Porto), an emblem that has also shown solidarity in contributing to this initiative.
In the eyes of the ex-captain of Penafiel, Kalindi was “a boy with a big heart, very humble and always smiling”. “He was a decisive element in the dressing room, he was the host, he always had something to say. That’s why he has so much esteem and consideration from all his former colleagues. was a big loss for everyone,” Rafa Sousa said. .