Livingstone Mulondo is eager to return to competitive action after fully recovering from a longtime injury.
A torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee kept the Vipers Sports Club center back out of action for the entire 2019-20 campaign and is yet to feature for the Venoms this term.
However, the former Busoga United man could be nearing his return to playing competitive football according to the club’s Strength & Conditioning coach Ram Nyakana.
“I feel he (Mulondo) 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,” Nyakana is quoted by the club website.
Mulondo who last featured for Vipers in the 1-0 win over BUL FC at St. Mary’s Stadium on May 4, 2019 says he has to return to play with purpose.
“Coming back from this injury long layoff is a blessing. I feel like I have to come back with a purpose,” he is quoted. “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, come back better than I was before. I don’t want to be the guy that comes back and kind of falls off. I want to show that I’m the same player I was before.”
Vipers are currently 8th in the 2020-21 Uganda Premier League table with 7 points from 3 matches.