Long term injuries : It’s the curse of football players and their greatest undoing. So often when a player is at the peak of his powers, injuries rear in their ugly head. And KCCA FC defender can attest to the foresaid school of thought, literally.
The pony tail defender has been on the fringes for two seasons nursing a troublesome knee injury that he sustained following a collision with URA FC forward Cromwell Rwothomio.
The two sides had met at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje Bombo, in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game, on January 31, 2020.
He has shed light on the debilitating spell on the sidelines.
“A setback is always big when you are not playing, no one can see you, no good club can see you on your progression, even on Cranes engagements, I would have added on my game experience, my brand so I have missed alot on that,” Revita stated.
In June 2020 last year, Revita underwent a successful knee operation and it was hoped he could be back earliest, January 2021.
However, that didn’t happen as the defender was out for the 2020/2021 season.
With all current Covid-19 times that have locked people from home, it has looked like a blessing in disguise for the KCCA center back as he has stepped up his recovery.
“The recovery is moving well. In this lockdown I have been doing some exercises. There are exercises that I have to do to keep strengthening it. There is no pain in the knee, I’m feeling good. I just hope when the league resumes, there is no setback again. I hope at the start of the season,I will be good to go because am feeling good.”
Despite being out for that long, Revita says he has always been positive that he will finally get back to the pitch.
“In my mind and heart I was missing the game, I used to train with my fellows, see them when they are going to play, I would miss that ambiance of entering the field to play again, that was what I was missing.
“In my mind I never had that thought of giving up because I kept on training, followed the doctors instructions, I knew I could play again.
However, the thirsty of playing competitive football has often taken atoll on him.
“The only thing I was missing was playing a competitive game, that was the only thing I was missing.”
For many that could watch league games and trainings at Lugogo, one could not go without noticing Revita, who gained a lot of weight in the process of recovery.
“I gained weight during that time when I was out of the game, but as of right now when I started training, I lost weight and am back in shape , am now comfortable with my body.”
Before the Covid-19 outbreak last year, the KCCA defender was one of players that had been summoned on the Cranes team that was gearing for the Chan tournament, which was later postponed.
And now almost nearing to return from a long term injury, Revita has sights on gaining a National team call up when he is back on the pitch.
“My plan is to play again because when you are playing again good things come. My target is to play in the League games, play many games, I pray to God that I may not get injured and I can also get a call up on the National team again but that comes when Iam playing again because it’s been long, winning trophies for the club next Season.”
Revita returns at a time when their is a familiar face albeit in a big capacity. Coach Morley Byekwaso was named the next KCCA FC manager.
His return will be a big boost as the Kasasiro Boys are headed to the rebuilding process come next season.
Known for his passing abilities, calmness on the ball, leadership on the pitch, without a doubt, when fully fit, Revita will be vital to Byekwaso’s side.