Father Kana: "Praise for Marco? Window dressing"

SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2023, 10:40 - lajoya
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INTERVIEWS Marco Kana takes on Anderlecht with Kortrijk this weekend. But whether it will be a happy reunion? In Het Nieuwsblad, father Guéry Kana speaks harsh words about Anderlecht's sporting bosses. "The project for Marco was way too flimsy and the signals were too negative. It was always our aim to leave this summer."

Last season, Kana barely played. A hamstring injury kept him sidelined for months. When he started on the bench during the first practice match against Oudenaarde, his family drew their conclusions, says father Guéry. "It was already clear then that Anderlecht were not counting on him right away. Later, the club started bringing in experienced midfielders over 30. Then you really start asking yourself questions," he says.

Making money

And so Kana looked elsewhere. Westerlo was mentioned for a long time, but according to his father, Marco himself did not want to go to the Kempen club. "Belgian, German, English and even Danish clubs inquired, but a lack of clarity blocked a lot," says Guéry, who says he would have liked Anderlecht to be clear about a possible Kana departure

Kana eventually moved to Kotrijk on loan, but first he extended his contract for another year until 2026. However, father Guéry does not see this as a sign of confidence. "Anderlecht mainly hopes to earn money from Marco if he finishes a good season at Kortrijk," it sounds harsh.

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However, coach Brian Riemer once had words of praise for Kana. He called the youngster a "talented player" and "a boy around whom you can build a team". Words that elicited a view from father Guéry.

"That was window dressing," Guéry said. "The new management had to think of its own image, because more and more youth players were starting to leave the club."

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