Vipers’ strength and conditioning coach Ram Nyakana Mpuga says centre back Livingstone Mulondo is on the verge of a first team return from a knee injury.
The defender has made positive strides towards recovery after suffering a knee injury on February 12th, 2019 away in Fort Portal during Vipers 1-1 stalemate with Tooro United.
The Venoms have since been without their first choice center half who has been out of action for six games.
Vipers have won three games in all competitions (Bright Stars, Express and Kiboga Young) lost to Ndejje and Proline before drawing 0-0 with Onduparaka.
“He is undergoing rehabilitation process which will last for a fortnight. This stage involves non-weight bearing strengthening exercises such as squats among others,” Nyakana, with whom Mulondo is training explained.
Adding that; “He will do this before we go to the gym the next days and see how he responds. After this, if Mulondo comes through, then he’s fit; he will be free to begin training with the rest of the team”
Mulondo who joined Vipers from Kirinnya Jinja SS last July has been impressive in defence partnering Halid Lwaliwa.
He is apparently responding well to rehabilitation and should he be successful he will be back in contention for the Venoms next month as his side continues to fight to retain the domestic league title.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey Wasswa and Bashir Ssekagya remain the major absentees with knee problems and their return dates remain unclear.