With a full core of 25 players Zulte Waregem, Sunday afternoon, in preparation for the new football season started. For the approximately 2,000 present to fans was the brand-new acquisition Thomas Buffel (37) of course the eye-catcher. In total attracted Essevee seven new players.
At the end of last season, decided Racing Genk the contract of Thomas Buffalo not to renew. Several clubs lonkten to the experience of West-Flanders, which is ultimately a contract for a year, signed for Zulte Waregem. “This is an ambitious stable club where I can use my pebble still can contribute and my experience will use on and off the field,” said Buffalo.
The fans made Sunday afternoon for the first time knowledge with six other acquisitions. The Swiss defender Marco Bürki (24), brother of Dortmund goalkeeper Roman, makes the transition from Young Boys Bern. At Waasland-Beveren was the Swedish left Erdin Demir (28) weggeplukt. On the civil society reinforced Essevee with the Dutch Moroccan Hicham Faik (26) of Excelsior. Finally, the Norwegian attacker Henrik Bjørdal (21) and the Finnish youth internationals Mikael Soisalo (20) and Urho Nissilä (22) is attracted. Bryan Verboom returned after a uitleenbeurt at neighbor KV Kortrijk.
On Saturday 30 June will play Zulte Waregem his first practice, at Sparta Petegem. The annual fan day on 8 July. The first league game is on Saturday 28 July on the program. The team of Francky Dury take it in the own Regenboogstadion against Waasland-Beveren.