Vipers reliable defender Geoffrey Wasswa has suffered an injury set-back in his attempt to return to action.
The latest set-back could see him not feature for the club again this season as Vipers bid to win their first league and Cup double.
Wasswa was close to returning after missing five matches but club doctors informed him his recurring knee injury needed a fresh MRI scan this week.
In his absence, Vipers has lost a great deal of versatility, composure, although stand-in rookie Ibrahim Tembo has not done badly.
Wasswa told Uganda’s leading Independent newspaper, The Daily Monitor, that although he hopes to bounce back before the season ends to help second-placed Vipers, he is still coming to terms with the cost of his injury.
“It has affected my getting into the national team,” he said. Wasswa will not be among the 31 local based players that start training on Monday ahead of next weekend’s final 2019 Afcon qualifier away to Tanzania.