Hillary Mukundane Panuela is a Ugandan Footballer who plays as a defender for Vipers SC which is located in Kitende – Wakiso District.
Early Life and Education Background of Hillary Mukundane
Mukundane was born in Kyeizooba, Igara in Bushenyi district on September 19, 2000 to a family of Mr. Benet Karukiiko and Winnie Karukiiko. He has 5 siblings, 2 sisters and 3 sisters.
He attended Bugingo Primary School and Mwenguri Primary School where he completed his P.7.
Mukundane attended Bugongi Secondary Schooland Vine High School for his O Level, and Kitagata Secondary School for his A Level and graduated from Bishop Stuart University.
Hillary Mukundane started his football at an early age when he was in Primary School, however because of his small size, he was never selected on the school team turning into a ball boy.
In Secondary School, Mukundane started playing football and featured on the Kitagata SS team that competed in the Inter School’s football Gala in Sheema District.
In 2015 at the age of 15, Mukundane joined the Western Football League team Kamoma FC. This was at the time when he was attaining his secondary education.
Mukundane left Kamoma FC to join Ntonda FC, which is also in Western Uganda League, in 2016.
Mbarara City FC
In 2017, Mukundane joined the FUFA Big League side Mbarara City FC. At the age of 17, he made it into the first team of Mbarara City FC becoming part of the team that helped Ankole Lions to gain promotion to the Uganda Premier League.
While at Mbarara City FC, Mukundane was named a team captain becoming one of the youngest team captains in the Uganda Premier League.
Hillary Mukundane Mbarara City FC in January 2022 after spending 5 years at the club and making over 120 appearances for the Kakyeka Stadium based team.
Hillary Mukundane joined Vipers SC in 2022 where he signed a three year contract with the club. He was given shirt number 22 and added to solidify defense of the venoms.
Hillary Mukundane was summoned for the first time to the Uganda U-23 provisional squad for the 2021 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
Hillary Mukundane weighs 69 Kgs and has height of 4ft 9 In.