East or West, Home is the best – goes the old school adage.

Upon suffering a troublesome knee injury, Uganda born volleyballer Lawrence Yakan Guma at the Turkish based club, Palandoken Belediye, he was  released and had no other option than return to his second home nation  – Rwanda for a rehabilitation and career rebuilding spell.

One of the finest attackers of the game in the region, Yakan moved to the Turkish giants from Algerian opposition, Algerian side Etoile Sportif Setif (ESS).

Yakan left Algeria after a law barring foreigners taking part in the local league.

While in Turkey,Yakan, who has featured for Ugandan side, Sport-S suffered damaged knee ligaments and was sidelined for a long spell, having featured for the side in just three months.

Rwandan giant club, APR, currently preparing for the Africa Club Volleyball Championships in Sousse, Tunisia, confirmed his re-signing as reported by Rwanda’s Daily New Times.

We have signed one of the best players in the region and he will not only help us perform well but also add some experience to our youthful side

APR coach Sammy Mulinge is quoted by New Times.

From Sport-S, Yakan joined Kigali Volleyball club (KVC) in 2005 from where he signed for APR two years later.

In 2011, he joined Algerian side Etoile Sportif Setif (ESS) where he helped the team to the Algerian Super Cup in 2012 and was also named the Most Valuable Player.

Yakan has been a regular for the Rwandan national team since 2006.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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