Livingstone Mulondo has been dealing with a double blow. Sitting out on the sidelines has never been easy for an active sportsman but there is always a case of rubbing more salt onto the wounds especially with one also nursing an injury.
Mulondo has been in that spot of bother for almost year since being a victim of circumstances during one of the club’s training sessions at St. Mary’s Kitende Stadium last year.
Patience may have pained Mulondo but it will pay off since Mulondo is on his comeback trail and is certain to play a part in the final bend of Vipers’ onslaught for the title.
Speaking to Vipers SC website, Mulondo said as much about his torrid time out and was grateful to the club administration for the more-than-average care and help accorded to him during this time.
Tell us about the process of your recovery?
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.
How have you managed life since you got injured?
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.
Which was your most touching moment on the sidelines?
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.
How would you rate yourself – in terms of fitness?
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.
How much have you missed being on the pitch?
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 to be able to play the beautiful game.
Your final remarks.
I am grateful to our patron Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa and 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.
Quick Glance At Mulondo
Full Names: Livingstone Mulondo
Date of Birth: October 15th, 1996
Age: 23 years
Team: Vipers SC
Jersey No: 4
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