Basketball star Rita Imanishimwe was on Thursday blessed with twins.
There were few speculations about her pregnancy after she hid away from the public eye, partly due to the lockdown, and rarely posted her current photos on social media.
The JKL Lady Dolphins shooting guard is expected to be out for some months, with the 2021 NBL season expected to tip off in February.
Martha Soigi and Flavia Oketcho are recent examples of Gazelles players who gave birth and later returned on court.
The Kyaliwajala resident, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication at UCU.
She has five league titles to her name – Three-peat with UCU and two back-to-back titles with JKL.
The Kasese-born star, christened as Mukiga by close pals, attended Kiwuliriza Primary School and Crane High.
Regarded by many as one of the best shooters in recent memory, Imanishimwe has represented Uganda at various competitions including the 3X3 FIBA World Cup.