Vipers Sports Club defender Livingstone Mulondo received the COVID-19 pandemic as a blessing in disguise after utilizing the forced break as an injury recovery period.
The defender has been on the sidelines for close to two seasons and is yet to feature for the reigning UPL Champions after undergoing a successful surgery.
Mulondo who sustained an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in his right knee to keep him out of action for the entire 2019/2020 season, believes his return is a blessing.
“Coming back from this injury long layoff is a blessing, I feel like I have to come back with a purpose. I can’t come back just to be complacent or just to play cautiously. If I come back, I have to come back with 100 percent effort, better than I was before and I want to show that I’m the same player I was before,” he told the club website.
Vipers strength and conditioning coach, Ram Nyakana Mpuga says the former Busoga United player is both psychologically and physically fit.
“I feel he is both physically and psychologically well to play competitively again because his response towards exercises and rehabilitation has been hugely positive. His balance, stamina and agility are better than they were months back so now we have to see how he will react on the pitch,” Mpuga said.
Mulondo’s last game for the Venoms came last year during a 1-0 victory over BUL FC at the St Mary’s stadium under Kenyan tactician Micheal Nam Ouma.
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