December 9, 2021

SUPL: Revita delighted to be back after knee injury lay-off

By Brian Aheebwa
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John Revita on his return for KCCA FC against Busoga United / KCCA FC Image

KCCA FC defender John Revita could not hide his excitement for returning to the pitch after completing a 14 months forced sabbatical away from the beautiful game courtesy of what looked like a career ending injury on his knee.

The gigantic centre half started his first game of the season away to Jinja outfit Busoga United played on Wednesday, October 27 at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. A game they edged 1-0 courtesy of Sadat Anaku’s 68th minute strike.

Before this, Revita had been last seen to start a game for KCCA on January 31, 2020. A fierce encounter against URA FC at the Arena of Visions where he sustained the injury courtesy of a collision with Cromwell Rwothomio.

The ‘Kasasiro Boyz’ would eventually lose the game 2-1 as more agony was inflicted by the Tax Collectors. Revita was however delighted that this was a thing of the past as he addressed the club media in the aftermath of the game.

“All this long it has been God’s grace and I am so thankful to him that he has enabled me to recover and play my first game after a very long time,” Revita gave thanks.

“I would also like to thank my teammates, coaches and doctors for their support and to everyone associated with this football club. Thank you very much.”

“Going forward I hope that I can play more games without getting injured so that I can help my team win more matches as we target silverware because it is now two years without any trophy.”

“In that run, I am also looking at impressing the national team coaches so that they can consider me again for national team duty,” he added.

It is also important to note that in an earlier interview with Football256 in October, the former Express FC player had highlighted that the gravity of the injury had been underestimated.

He would later be advised by the doctors to take up surgery at the retaliation of the magnitude of seriousness, something that he has feared but would later consider given the unwavering support from the club in meeting the bills.

Being thrown onto the pitch immediately after his recovery indicates how important a player Revita is to Morley Byekwaso’s team and the philosophy the gaffer is trying to set up with.

Revita will be tried with different partners as seen from Wednesday’s game with Denis Iguma and maybe with Geoffrey Wasswa-who is currently out injured in another game.

Meanwhile, KCCA have had an impressive start to the season in terms of winning games even when not playing well, three in three they have amassed to lead the standings with nine points. They will host Tooro United next on Saturday, October 30.

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