Ugandan Premier League giants VIpers have confirmed the exit of midifielder Abdu Lumala by mutual agreement.
“Vipers can confirm that midfielder Abdu Lumala has left the club by mutual consent,” read a statement on Vipers website, adding: “The 26-year-old enjoyed two seasons with the Venoms after arriving as a free agent in July 2022, and leaves to pursue an opportunity elsewhere.”
In his farewell speech, Lumala said: “I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone connected to Vipers Sports Club; from the owner; Lawrence Mulindwa, to the head coach, the backroom staff, and of course to the supporters who have been amazing to me throughout my time at the club.
“Having joined the club as a midfielder, the club has helped me to develop and progress immensely both as a footballer and as a person. I will always be grateful to everyone at the club for what they have allowed me to achieve. In a footballers’ career, it’s not often that you get the chance to work with a club that is willing to passionately dedicate so much time and effort to improving and developing players, so I feel very lucky to have enjoyed two years at this great club.”
In total, Lumala made 20 appearances for the club, scoring three goals, making five assists. He leaves as a double champion having won a domestic double, Uganda Premier League and Stanbic Uganda Cup last season 2022-23.
He was an integral part of the team that eliminated TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo to qualify Vipers for the CAF Champions League group stages for the first time in the club’s history.