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Basketball: New Signing Rhoda Naggita Ready To Propell UCU Lady Canons To Greater Heights

Following her ‘dream’ transfer from Javon Ladies to UCU Lady Canons, Shooting guard Rhoda Naggita has started to dream big.

With the National Basketball League around the corner, the young startlet says that she cannot wait to play for the side.

Naggita (Middle) with her new team mates

UCU Lady Canons has taken the National championship for the past three seasons, has seen many of her good players depart.

Naggita (left) playing for the lady canons at the UCU open

Rachael Muwanguzi, veteran player Judith Ayo and star performer Ritah Immanishimwe have all departed and this is set to be one of its difficult seasons.

However, club’s new signing Naggita, believes that she has what it takes to keep the club’s legacy intact.

Despite her size, Naggita can ball past ‘big players’ with ease

Naggita has been playing for the University team, but playing for the University club in the top tier, to her is a dream come true.

It’s indeed a dream for me, this is a great opportunity at this time, especially in terms of Education and Sport,” Naggita narrates.

Am ready to play for the Lady Canons, and win tournaments we shall be competing in so that the club’s legacy grows stronger.”


Reliving Javon Memories:

The 22 year old joined Javon Ladies way back in 2015, then, a young kid from Buddo SS.

Naggita playing for Javon Ladies last season

Her memories for the club, to her, will never fade away.

Javon was like a family to me, they were friendly since I joined especially Hajjara Najjuko and Ritah Sarafinah.

I will surely miss the bond we had created with my teammates, the coach’s advice and many other stuff we used to do together.”

On why she decided to join UCU Lady Canons, she explains:

I had a great year with Javon but a big opportunity came up for me to join UCU, who can refuse an offer of free education?

Plus, I was also inspired by Ritah Immanishimwe, I loved her spirit of the game.”

UCU Coach Emma Kiguyi on Naggita:

She us a good addition to our side, and she is going to bring some versatility, competitiveness and depth to our team.”

UCU Lady canons will open their 2018 league campaign with their top rivals KCCA Leopards on May 18th.

UCU will open up with KCCA
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