Vipers utility player Geoffrey Wasswa returned to action for the first time during their 2-1 win against BUL after being sidelined due to injury since February.
An injury on his left knee saw him miss out the closing stages of last season and had to undergo a surgery in June to be able to return to the rails.
After recovering fully, Wasswa made a return during The Venoms’ 2-1 over BUL to go top thanks to goals from Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and Allan Kayiwa.
He was brought on as a second half substitute in the 64th minute replacing Tumwesigye at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende.
“With over 7 months on the sidelines with an injury, I returned to action in our 2-1 victory over BUL FC as a substitute in the 64th minute and enjoyed playing again. Am thankful to Vipers SC and the fans for keeping their faith in me,” Wasswa said before adding.
“I was happy to play again and that was a good feeling in a long time. I will work hard to make sure I return to my best,” he added.
Vipers head coach Edward Golola also indicated Wasswa’s return as being important to the team given his ability to play different roles and termed his return as good as a new signing.
“I am happy to see Wasswa back in the team, he is a versatile player who can help us in many aspects. He is very important in our squad and his return comes at the right time. He is more of a new signing for us at this time,” he noted.
Wasswa was an unused substitute as the Venoms returned to action on Saturday away against Onduparaka FC last week and on Tuesday against Kyetume FC.
Vipers are on the top of the table with 24 points from ten games, their next assignment will be a visit to The Mighty Arena in Jinja to take on Busoga United on Saturday November 2nd.