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Nyoni Still Hopeful

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Gabriel Nyoni in action

By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

Cape Umoya attacking midfielder, Gabriel ‘Granvia’ Nyoni (28) said he is hopeful that he will return to action soon.

The soccer player suffered a horrific career threatening injury in a Glad African Championship match against Richard Bay, in February.

He then underwent a surgery and the doctor who examined him indicated that the extent of his injury this could be the end of his career.

Nyoni broke his bones and ligaments and this resulted in foot being put 8 screws and 2 pins in order to balance the bones.

Speaking to Sly Media News, Wednesday, the speedster expressed his positive mind and eager to return into the field of play.

He also said he is no longer in pain and is going for his last check up with the doctor to remove screws and pins on 18 May.

“I am hopeful to return to the field of play, I am now good and I no longer feeling the pain, “he said, ” I am going for my second and last surgery to remove the screws next month and will start rehab soon.”

The former Highlanders FC and Caps United forward signed for Cape Umoya in 2019 during the lockdown, after being released by DSTV Premiership side Maritzburg United.

His contract with Cape Umoya is set to expire in June 2021, however the player highlighted that given the opportunity he is determined to extend his contract with the Cape Town based side.

“Yes, my contract with Cape Umoya ends in June but im willing to extend it. This club has helped me a lot and I want to repay what they have done to me. I respect the love and trust they have showed me,” Nyoni added.

Moreover, apart from a football career, the 28-year-old is a graduate at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) where he completed a degree in markerting in 2016.

Nyoni recently ventured into business and started his own perfume company called GN27.

Meanwhile, the forward expressed his gratitude to all his clients who have supported him in buying the GN27 perfumes.

“I am happy everyone who is buying my product is getting the utmost satisfaction and want to buy even more. I would like to thank everyone who has supported my brand, i look forward to grow it into a multimillion brand,” the forward told Sly MediaNews.

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