Uganda premier League side Vipers SC have confirmed that their defender Ashraf Mandela has been discharged from hospital following a nasty collision during Arua Hill’s game on Tuesday.
The Venoms confirmed the good news on Wednesday evening via the club’s official website and that the player could return home the same day.
Mandela was rushed to hospital after colliding with Arua Hill’s Rashid Kawawa before the end of half time during their clash at St. Mary’s Kitende on Tuesday as the Venoms picked a 1-0 win thanks to Milton Karisa’s first half strike.
After thorough examinations from the doctors, Mandela has been allowed to go back where the doctors will continue to monitor his progress.
Following his discharge, the right back has praised to each individual who stood with him in the trying moment.
“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, he told the club’s media on Wednesday.
It was a scary moment for every player on the pitch as the right back suffered a nasty injury.
Both Vipers and Arua Hill players were all left in panic and fear after Mandela’s collision.
But the first player who came to rescue was goalkeeper Alfred Mudekereza, who quickly ran to save his teammate.
And Mandela has come out to praise the kind heart from the Congolese born goalkeeper and each individual that saved his life.
“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.”
His side Vipers will be back in action against UPDF FC at Kitende but Mandela will still be out as kick starts his recovery.