Gombami struggles with knee injury


Zimbabwe international midfielder Honour Gombami is still struggling with a knee injury and sat out the first training session at Cercle Brugge in Belgium yesterday as they began preparations for the UEFA Europa League.
It was the first session under new coach Bob Peeters, but fellow teammate Vusa Nyoni was fully involved, according to the club’s official website
Gombami (27) was injured last November, twisting his knee and had to miss the rest of the season as he underwent rehabilitation.
It had been feared he will never play again but he made a remarkable recovery.
He was released for a week’s holiday in May and returned before pre-season training started to continue his rehabilitation.
The former Highlanders midfielder has a contract which runs until June 30 2012—the same as Nyoni, but the coming in of a new coach always spells trouble for players as they seek to have their own players in the team.
Peeters replaced Glen de Boeck, who joined Cephas Chimedza’s former side Germinal Beerschot last month. He has already brought in two players from Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon and defender Kristof D’haene. Cercle will open the season with a home tie against Charleroi.