Lewis still has comeback hope


Lewis hasn’t played in any official match since coming on as a substitute for Chippa United in a League match against University of Pretoria on May 11 last year.

His plight worsened at Golden Arrows, where he was not even registered at the beginning of last season before his injury.

“I am still nursing my injury that has kept me out of the game for the past seven months,” Lewis tells KickOff.com.

“I underwent ACL knee surgery last November after picking up an injury during a training game while at Arrows. Though I am now feeling better as I continue with my rehabilitation, I am still not strong enough to be involved in hectic training again.

"Maybe I should be ready to compete again in another month or two to come. I still feel pain in the knee despite the fact that the muscles are much stronger now following all the reconstruction work by the doctors.

"This is a test of character that I should soon be able to get over because I need a fresh start elsewhere since I didn’t have the best of times at Arrows,” says Lewis.

The 26-year-old emphasises that what gives him hope is knowing that he will eventually be back playing football with a smile again.

“I believe this is a phase that will come to pass,” he says.

Since returning from a spell in Holland, Lewis has spent most of his time moving around between Ajax Cape Town, Kaizer Chiefs, AmaZulu, Arrows, Chippa United and back to Arrows.

Lewis is now a free agent following the expiry of his contract at Arrows on June 30.