If you’ve been wondering why Uganda Cranes and Pyramids fast-paced winger Abdul Lumala is all over the place then wonder no more, it wasn’t about his next move but rather his health.
The 22-year-old former St. Mary’s Kitende student underwent knee surgery in Belgium and looks set to sit out for a long period. Lumala confirmed the news on his Facebook page.
“Thank you, Pyramids FC, my manager Joe, the club president and Dr. G. Declercq. I will be out for some time but will come back stronger than before, the operation was successful,” the post read.
This is Lumala’s second operation in a space of five months after undergoing a similar operation in December 2019.
The winger recovered well marking his return to action after three months in the CAF Confederations Cup tie against Zambia’s Zanaco, helping Pyramids qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.
Abdul Lumala was a revelation when he made the 2019 Uganda Cranes squad that featured at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, showcasing his silky skills and fast pace as the Cranes reached the round of 16 for the first time since 1978.
The ‘electric man’ like he calls himself is also part of the players that have voiced their concern regarding the delayed USD one million AFCON presidential pledge made eleven months ago when the squad returned from Egypt’s capital Cairo.
Pyramids sit third on the 18-team Egyptian Premier league table with 32 points from 18 games played. Lumala will sit out the remainder of the season as he undergoes recovery.
Pyramids returned to training on Saturday, June 20, ahead of the resumption of the Egyptian Premier League, which is earmarked to return on July 25.