SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Vipers defender Livingstone Mulondo “C4” says he is grateful he is on the road to recovery from an injury that has kept him on the sidelines since last year.
Mulondo got a knee ligament tear in one of the club training sessions that kept him out of action for almost a year.
The former Busoga United defensive kingpin narrated his recovery ordeal to Vipers SC official website saying he can’t wait to gain full fitness.
” I have gone through a lot since I got injured and seeing myself reach this stage of recovery gives great joy. I have had to make lots of sacrifices to achieve this status. I can now run, twist and turn perfectly.
Mulondo told viperssc.co.ug
” It is always important to have a tough character in the times of adversity. And the words of encouragement that kept flowing in from my fellow teammates kept me going. And with the club taking care of my bills, there have been no financial worries. I have only had to care about my personal healing process.” He added.
Mulondo says watching his teammates play has been so much painful to him as a player,
“Beside the pain you go through, there is so much emotional pain you get especially when you see your fellow players out there playing day in, day out and yet you remain seated out. That is more painful.”
” The team bonding and the way we treat each other as one family is what I have missed most. The feeling of being on the pitch is unrivalled. Everyone’s wish as a footballer is to always be able to play the beautiful game.”
” I am 70 per cent fit for now. I would like to continue following my doctor’s instructions. There is no need to rush for me as the country is still in a lockdown. I am taking my time and just doing the simple exercises the doctor recommended. I also want to be back as soon as possible.”
The workaholic center back spares a token of appreciation for the club hierarchy for the great support in such a painful period,
” I am grateful to our patron Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa and the executive who have been of great support to me and my family. If I say I wasn’t looked after well during this painful period then I would be lying. I am appreciative.”
Mulondo could play a role in Vipers’ final league games but would have to beat a competition from players like Halid Lwaliwa, Geoffrey Wasswa, Bashir Asiku and Jacob Okao.
Vipers are top of the Uganda Premier League table with 54 points garnered from 25 games. They are four points clear of second placed KCCA.