Diligent and hard working UCU Lady Canons guard Rhoda Naggita nears return to full fitness after a long injury.
The star has been out for seven months since injuring her knee ligament in October following a collision during the 2018 Zone five championship game against KPA in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Naggita, since that hiatus, is back on court and managed to do light drills with the team on Tuesday and Wednesday, and her return is expected to be soonest.
“Feels good to be back,” the guard exclusively told SportsNation. “I have had a strong mentality and I didn’t rush this, I have been getting courage from my teammates and friends who have supported me throughout.”
She came onto the scene as a young kid from Buddo before joining Javon Ladies in 2015. She played for UCU as a University before officially joining the league team last season.
She is gifted without doubt, but her spell has been plagued with this knee injury which is set to damage her brighter career.
Naggita miraculously returns without undergoing a surgery, basically doing knee strengthening drills, but there is a scare for the possibility of a surgery if the pain in the knee occurs again!
During her absentia, UCU failed to defend their league crown, falling to JKL Lady Dolphins 4-0 in the best of seven finals at Lugogo.
Lamenting on what she has missed and how big a set back it was, she says:
“It was the worst feeling ever seeing my team beaten in the finals and had nothing much I could do.
“It has been a big set back because I wasn’t able to offer the best to my team the whole of last year since I was on and off the court. But now I hv to go step by step to catch up with my teammates.”