Wasswa vows to come back stronger

Geoffrey Wasswa has opened up on the injury he suffered mid way last season and hopes for the best next season 2019/20 with his team.

The versatile player has been unable to play for us from March after suffering a knee injury on the eve we were going to face rivals SC Villa.

The Vipers vice captain flew out of the traps with the Venoms and Uganda U23 side at the start of the campaign and was one of star men during the league’s first round scoring one goal and providing two assists despite playing mainly at centre back.

Wasswa who ended the 2017/18 season on a high, scoring 3 goals and helping his team to win the Uganda Premier League title had hoped to continue to shine this season but the set back kept him out of action for over seven weeks.

Despite all the above, the month of March turned out to be a start to a period of frustration for the defender-cum-midfielder as the injury in his left knee darkened his plans for the rest of the 2018/19 season.

He had an impressive debut in the CAF Champions League providing the assist for Abraham Ndugwa’s goal against Sudanese giants El Merrikh at the St. Mary’s stadium that saw the Kitende side progress to the first round stage where they faced Algeria’s CS Constantine who later knocked them out.

He has not made a return to action though is determined to get himself back to the expected levels and make up for lost time.

“It has been a frustrating time for me watching my friends train and play, you can’t help yourself, its generally stressful to be in such a situation.”

“I am still undergoing rehabilitation which is coupled with a few strengthening exercises. It is really helping because the pain is now minimal. I’m getting better and stronger each day and who knows, I will be able to sprint, turn and kick the ball a few weeks from now.”

The 3-1 humiliating defeat to Villa was the turning point for Vipers as it marked the end of their 33 match unbeaten run. Wasswa’s absence was visible and impacted his side negatively; they went ahead to win just four from the 13 games and subsequently lost the title to rivals KCCA .

Asked how he felt about Vipers not defending the title, Wasswa said him like the rest of his teammates was disappointed.

“We played well but sometimes the games didn’t go our way, perhaps we were a bit unlucky but we have to do better next season.”

Wasswa joined Vipers from the youth team in 2015 and has been one of the most outstanding players, improving with each season. Sky is the limit for the youngster.

Player Profile:

  • Full Names: Geofrey Wasswa
  • D.O.B: October 16th, 1999
  • Height: 5’9 ft
  • Weight: 79 Kgs
  • Position: Defender/midfielder
  • Shirt No. 28
  • Nationality: Ugandan
  • Goals scored: 5

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