Vipers Sports Club is grateful to report that defender Ashraf Mandela has been discharged from hospital and will return home today (Wednesday).

He was conscious when he was rushed to Namulundu hospital after colliding with the Arua Hill SC forward Rashid Kawawa in a match yesterday played at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

After comprehensive medical examinations and staying in hospital overnight for observation, he has been allowed home, where our medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.

Mandela has released a personal statement following his discharge from hospital earlier this afternoon.

“Thank you all for the kind wishes and prayers from over the past several hours. Obviously last evening was an extremely scary moment for me and I’m still in a little bit of shock.”

“I would like to thank my teammate Alfred Mudekereza for the quick and fast response to save my life, along with all doctors and paramedics from LifeLink hospital, Vipers SC Doctor and Arua Hill SC Doctor who rushed to help treat and stabilize me when l suffered a concussion.”

“Without all of you, l know things would’ve been much worse and I’m sincerely grateful. I won’t be back next game, but l will be back and l look forward to being back on the pitch playing the game l love alongside my teammates infront of our great fans.”

“For now, have been discharged from hospital and will take the much needed rest as l fully recover.”

Vipers SC and Ashraf Mandela would like to thank all who assisted at a stressful time last evening and also everyone for their supportive messages.