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 15-09-2019 

Zetterberg: "We have so much potential in this group"

Zetterberg:

INTERVIEWS Anderlecht has one of the weakest competition starts in its entire history. With a poor 5 out of 18, Purple & White is in 14th place, far away from the top 6 and therefore Play-Off 1. Pär Zetterberg still believes in a good outcome. The Swede emphasizes at RSCA TV that it is a young group and that there is a huge progression compared to last year. Read more »

Captain Norwegian U16 to Anderlecht

Captain Norwegian U16 to Anderlecht

YOUTH Anderlecht are going to attract Kristian Arnstad. That writes Het Laatste Nieuws based on Norwegian sources. Arnstad is the captain of the Norwegian U16. He is the player Michael Verschueren was referring to when he said that Frank Arnesen would bring a top talent to Anderlecht. Read more »

Line Up: Anderlecht - Antwerp

Line Up: Anderlecht - Antwerp

GAMES After a weekend of international football, Anderlecht will be looking for his second three points in a row in the Lotto Park this afternoon. Purple & Whit cannot count on Kemar Roofe against Antwerp and also Kompany is out. Albert Sambi Lokonga is ready for ninety minutes.
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Verhaeghe: "I want Anderlecht to do well"

Verhaeghe:

INTERVIEWS Club Brugge is currently the leading club in Belgian football. Chairman Bart Verhaeghe worked hard for ten years on the way up. At Anderlecht, Vincent Kompany must now do the same. Verhaeghe believes that Kompany and Anderlecht should continue on the chosen path. Read more »

Roofe chooses number 93 and resumes training

Roofe chooses number 93 and resumes training

INJURIES There's light at the end of the tunnnel. RSC Anderlecht almost has an extra striker. Kemar Roofe resumes training this wekend and there is even a chance that he can be used against Club Brugge. He also announced his new back number on Instagram: he will be playing with number 93. Read more »

 14-09-2019 

U21 win cup game

U21 win cup game

YOUTH The U21 of RSC Anderlecht have already set a good example. They won their match for the Cup of Belgium against Beerschot with 4-0. Their first match against Oud-Heverlee Leuven was also won with 1-3. Read more »

Van Holsbeek suspected of money laundering

Van Holsbeek suspected of money laundering

OTHER The investigating magistrate again questioned former Anderlecht manager Herman Van Holsbeeck in connection with tampering with transfers. Van Holsbeeck was released, but was suspected of forgery of documents, money laundering, private corruption and the association of criminals. Read more »

 13-09-2019 

U21 Cup: Anderlecht - Beerschot

U21 Cup: Anderlecht - Beerschot

YOUTH After winning their game against Oud-Heverlee Leuven, the U21 of RSC Anderlecht are getting ready for the next game in the Belgian Cup. Tonight, Craig Bellamy's players will compete against the other purple and white Beerschot. Read more »

Meschak: "I was forced to sign"

Meschak:

INTERVIEWS Elia Meschak would normally have been one of the first summer transfer of RSC Anderlecht. However, it never came to a transfer from the Congolese striker. Now Meschak responds for the first time himself. He tells his story with the Congolese Leopards Foot. Read more »


 12-09-2019 

RSC Anderlecht will not comment

RSC Anderlecht will not comment

OTHER RSC Anderlecht do not want to comment on the arrest of former manager Herman Van Holsbeeck. It clearly wants to distance itself from the matter and emphasizes that this is a matter for the old board. Since their arrival, the new board has done everything to be clear and official. Read more »

Kompany still out against Antwerp

Kompany still out against Antwerp

INJURIES Tomorrow, coach Simon Davies will give his press conference on the occasion of the game against Antwerp next Sunday. The match will be played without Vincent Kompany, who is still suffering from a hamstring injury. Read more »

Third shirt available in Fanshop

Third shirt available in Fanshop

OTHER RSC Anderlecht has released the third jersey in silence. It can be admired in the fanshop or on the online web store. The new equipment is dark red / burgundy and may be qorn for the matches in the Belgian Cup (Croky Cup). Read more »

Interview: Kompany about his first months as a player / manager

Interview: Kompany about his first months as a player / manager

INTERVIEWS Vincent Kompany recently gave an exclusive interview for the cameras of the British Sky Sports. The interview was recorded in the stadium of RSC Anderlecht and is about the transition between Manchester City and RSC Anderlecht. Kompany says that the first months have been extremely busy and that he had to learn a lot in a short time. "The only thing you want is for the team to perform and evolve, it's a constant process of learning, adapting and improving," Kompany said. Read more »

Van Holsbeeck questioned by police

Van Holsbeeck questioned by police

OTHER Following Christophe Henrotay, former Anderlecht manager Herman Van Holsbeeck was also arrested this morning. He must explain in a file of financial fraud in Belgian football. He is currently being examined by the examining magistrate. Read more »

Bounida records a commercial with Eden Hazard

Bounida records a commercial with Eden Hazard

OTHER Rayane Bounida, no stranger to the Anderlecht supporters. The 14-year-old has been posting videos of his skills on social media for years and even has a sponsorship contract with Nike. It is in the context of that deal that Bounida recorded an advertising movie together with Eden Hazard. Read more »

"Vincent Kompany Crescent"

OTHER Nobody dares to doubt that Vincent Kompany was more than a monument at Manchester City. And that may even be taken literally because in the future there will be a statue of Kompany at the stadium. He also got his own little street: The Vincent Kompany Crescent ". Read more »

 11-09-2019 

Kompany's testimonial ends in draw

Kompany's testimonial ends in draw

GAMES - OTHER This evening Manchester City said definitely goodbye to its former captain with a benefit match, of which the proceeds go to homeless people in Manchester. Kompany played eleven seasons and has had an incredible and influential career there. For Kompany it ws certainly an unforgettable evening, the match ended in a draw with goals from Petrov, Keane, Van Persie and Benjani. Read more »

Kompany won't play in its own testimonial game

Kompany won't play in its own testimonial game

OTHER Vincent Kompany will not play tonight during his own testimonial, due to a hamstring injury. Kompany was expected to play for fifteen minutes this evening in the testimonial between the Manchester City Legends and the Premier League Legends. Kompany is now forced to follow the game from the sidelines. Read more »

Verschueren: "We are catching up"

Verschueren:

INTERVIEWS The international break is over and this weekend is already matchday 7 in the national competition. RSC Anderlecht are playing Antwerp FC this weekend. "We are trying to form a block against Antwerp, just like against Standard. Only then will we look ahead to the game against Club Brugge," says Michael Verschueren. Read more »

Agent Christophe Henrotay arrested

Agent Christophe Henrotay arrested

OTHER Two people were arrested this morning during several house searches in the context of financial fraud in football. The two are suspected of money laundering and bribery when transferring football players. One of them is Christophe Henrotay, who was arrested by the French authorities in Monaco this morning. Read more »

Vanhamel: "We must not be afraid"

Vanhamel:

INTERVIEWS Next thursday, the purple female players will challenge BIIK-Kazygurt in the Women's Champions League. Charlotte Tison believes that their opponent has experience in this competition but that Anderlecht has a good team and a home win can be considered. Read more »

Agent Christophe Henrotay arrested

Agent Christophe Henrotay arrested

OTHER During several house-searches in order to the investigation of financial fraud in football, two people are suspected of money laundering and bribery when transferring players. One of them is Christophe Henrotay, who was arrested by French authorities this morning in Monaco. Read more »

De Bruyne: "Keep a place for me within seven years"

De Bruyne:

INTERVIEWS When Kevin De Bruyne made the transfer from Wolfsburg to Manchester City, it was Vincent Kompany who took care of his Belgian teammate. The two masterclass player built up a friendship, even so close that De Bruyne promised Kompany to come over and play for RSC Anderlecht within seven. years Read more »

Croky Cup: Anderlecht probablu in a sold out Kiel

Croky Cup: Anderlecht probablu in a sold out Kiel

OTHER Beerschot sold all available tickets for the match against RSC Anderlecht in the context of the 16th finals of the Belgian Cup. Beerschot season ticket holders will have until Thursday to purchase their own seats. From Friday 1 pm, the remaining free places will go on sale. Read more »

Tie without goals for Belgian U21

Tie without goals for Belgian U21

YOUTH Johan Walem's U21 played a 0-0 draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina yesterday in Leuven. Anderlecht's Alexis Saelemaekers played the entire match. Francis Amuzi was substituted by Jeremy Doku in minute 91. Sardella stayed on the bench. Because of this draw, Belgium is now fourth in group 9 with 1 point. Read more »

 10-09-2019 

Mertens to Anderlecht?

Mertens to Anderlecht?

TRANSFERS The Italian media has been speculating for a while about the future of Red Devil Dries Mertens. The player still has a contract with Napoli until the end of the season, but the Italian vice-champion would not want to offer the 33-year-old striker a new contract, so he would become a free player. Read more »

Red Devils are already back at their clubs

Red Devils are already back at their clubs

OTHER Most Red Devils returned to their respective clubs yesterday evening after the game. Nacer Chadli, Yari Verschaeren and Hendrik Van Crombrugge also left for Belgium yesterday. Tomorrow they will join the Anderlecht delegation in Manchester. Read more »

Sà wins with Huesca

Sà wins with Huesca

GAMES Josué Sà, who has joined Huesca on loan, has played his first match since his transfer. He played the full game against Sporting Gijon. His team won with 1-0 and stand on the fifth place in the second Spanish division.
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Lokonga is training

Lokonga is training

INJURIES Albert Sambi Lokonga left the national U21 after one match. That decision was made in advance after consultation with the Football Association and Vincent Kompany. Lokonga has just come out of a long rehabilitation and two games in five days is still too much for the young midfielder. Read more »

Visser referee for RSC Anderlecht - Antwerp

Visser referee for RSC Anderlecht - Antwerp

GAMES Sunday, RSC Anderlecht play at home against Antwerp. Lawrence Visser will be the referee during this game. He will be assisted by linesmen Thibaud Nijssen and Rien Vanyzere. Wim Smet is the fourth official of service. Kickoff is foreseen at 2.30 pm. Read more »

Anderlecht are leaving for Manchester today

Anderlecht are leaving for Manchester today

OTHER Tomorrow is the farewell match of Vincent Kompany at Manchester City. RSC Anderlecht will be fully present to attend the Testimonial Game. The entire delegation is already leaving for Manchester today. It remains to be seen whether Kompany will actually play for a few minutes. Read more »

Dewaele leaves young Devils with an injury

Dewaele leaves young Devils with an injury

INJURIES Sieben Dewaele and Sambi Albert Lokonga are no longer with the national U21 and have left the selection. Dewaele had to leave the group due to an injury. Lokonga just got out of injury and gets a rest. Tonight, the young Devils will play in the stadium of Oud-Heverlee Leuven against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read more »

New tournament win for U13

New tournament win for U13

GAMES - YOUTH A week after they won a tournament in the Netherlands, they were again the strongest team in the Ramada Cup, which was disputed nearby Amsterdam. After a perfect group stage, they won this Sunday from Ajax in the semi-final and Bayern Leverkusen in the final. Read more »

Tickets for cup game are selling quickly

Tickets for cup game are selling quickly

GAMES RSC Anderlecht will meet Beerschot in the 1 / 16th finals of the Croky Cup. The ticket sales started there on Sunday and it goes very smoothly. The 'Kleine Tribune' is full and in the main stand there are about 150 tickets available. Information for the visiting Anderlecht supporters is not yet available. Read more »


 09-09-2019 

U11 on the podium at Moerdijk Cup

U11 on the podium at Moerdijk Cup

YOUTH A youth tournament for the U11 was organized this weekend in Zevenbergen in the Netherlands: the "Moerdijk International U11 Cup". RSC Anderlecht finished third, after FC Utrecht and KRC Genk. Many of the big players of European football participated, including Paris Saint German and Manchester City. Read more »

U12 win tournament in Bulgaria

U12 win tournament in Bulgaria

YOUTH The U12 of Anderlecht have won the Lukoil Cup in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). In the final they were far too strong for the Romanian Steaua Bucharest. Although that did not translate into the score, the Purple & White won with only 1-0 after a far free kick by Romain Colans. Read more »

 08-09-2019 

Chadli scores, young Devils lose

Chadli scores, young Devils lose

GAMES On Friday, several players from Anderlecht played for the Red Devils. Substitute Nacer Chadli scored the 0-3 in San Marino. For the U21, the qualifying campaign for the European Championships 2021 started with a loss. Read more »

 06-09-2019 

Squad number 32 for Luckassen

Squad number 32 for Luckassen

GAMES RSC Anderlecht played a friendly game against Mouscron yesterday. It lost the game with the smallest difference 0-1. Derrick Luckassen was one of the basic players, the Dutchman will play with the jersey number 32.
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Trebel linked to Egyptian club

Trebel linked to Egyptian club

TRANSFERS Adrien Trebel is still a player of RSC Anderlecht. He refused a transfer to the Middle East and also Nantes eventually did not go through. But now Al Ahly SC could offer a solution. The Egyptian club recently appointed former Anderlecht-coach René Weiler as T1. Read more »

Kanwar also has to go

Kanwar also has to go

OTHER Anderlecht have given a fourth person their C4 this week: Aaron Kanwar may also be looking for a new job. In November last year, he was appointed to market the Anderlecht product globally. However, his results are poor. Read more »


 05-09-2019 

Van Handenhoven also gets fired

Van Handenhoven also gets fired

OTHER On Tuesday, it was announced that press spokesperson Marie Verbeke was fired. Today the news reaches us that team manager Gunther Van Handenhoven is being pushed aside. The new staff was dissatisfied with the way in which he filled his position. Read more »

Such as for Antwerp and Club Bruges

Such as for Antwerp and Club Bruges

INJURIES Peter Zulj had to be replaced during the game against Standard, he had a broken nose because of his collision with Paul-José Mpoku. In the meantime, he also had to pass for the national team of Austria and has undergone nose surgery. He will be out for two to three weeks. Read more »

Verschueren: "No problem Trebel"

Verschueren:

INTERVIEWS Adrien Trebel is still a player of RSC Anderlecht. A transfer to Nantes eventually did not come and he himself refused the Middle East. In essence, there is no room for the Frenchman this season, but according to Michael Verschueren there is no "problem Trebel". Read more »

 04-09-2019 

There were substantial offers for Verschaeren

There were substantial offers for Verschaeren

TRANSFERS Yari Verschaeren is the discovery of 2019 and that has not escaped from the eye of other clubs. Roberto Martinez even rewarded him with a selection at the Red Devils. Substantial offers came in at RSC Anderlecht according to Michael Verschueren, but a departure was not negotiable. Read more »

We have to wait two more months for Dimata

We have to wait two more months for Dimata

OTHER It will be a while before Anderlecht can count on Landry Dimata again. "He will not play again in two months", says sports manager Michael Verschueren in Het Nieuwsblad. Verschueren admits that Kemar Roofe also has to wait a little longer than expected. Read more »

David Steegen again press spokesperson

David Steegen again press spokesperson

OTHER Marie Verbeke has barely left and her successor is already known. RSC Anderlecht did not have to look far for replacement, as it is David Steegen who is taking over again. He had to make way for Verbeke as a press spokesperson in November last year and is now being restored. Read more »

Didillon was in the picture at PSG

Didillon was in the picture at PSG

OTHER After closing the transfer market in Western Europe, Thomas Didillon is still with Anderlecht. The French goalkeeper was in the picture at PSG to become second keeper, but the French superpower chose the Spaniard Sergio Rico.
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Saief can still go to Israel

Saief can still go to Israel

TRANSFERS Kenneth Saief is one of the remaining players who has not yet found a new club. But a solution is in the making. Het Laatste Nieuws knows that the manager of Saief is working on a transfer to Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israel.
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Nasri suffers from hamstrings

Nasri suffers from hamstrings

INJURIES Samir Nasri played an hour on Monday with the U21 in Genk (1-2 win). Then he was bothered by the hamstrings and he was replaced. The international break now gives Nasri some time to further improve his condition. Read more »

Deal Diagne off because of agents

Deal Diagne off because of agents

TRANSFERS Not Mbaye Diagne was Vincent Kompany's first choice as a new striker, but Papiss Cissé. Because his club Alanyaspor was difficult to talk to, Anderlecht focused on Diagne. A deal was already there last Monday, but the file dragged on due to an abundance of brokers.
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A lot of strikers offered, Diédhiou most concrete

A lot of strikers offered, Diédhiou most concrete

OTHER Anderlecht were offered a lot of strikers on Monday after Mbaye Diagne dropped out. Famara Diédhiou was the most concrete. Het Nieuwsblad knows that. Anderlecht made an offer for the 26-year-old striker from Bristol. The English made a counter-move, but in the end there was no transfer.
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 03-09-2019 

Roofe longer out than expected

Roofe longer out than expected

INJURIES Even more bad luck for RSC Anderlecht. Kemar Roofe will not be fit after the international break. Chances are that he will also have to miss the top games against Antwerp and Club Brugge. That was also one of the reasons why Isaac Kiese Thelin was ultimately not allowed to leave for Copenhagen. Read more »

Anderlecht fires press manager

Anderlecht fires press manager

OTHER RSC Anderlecht have stopped working with press officer Marie Verbeke. Verbeke joined Purple & White in November 2018 as the successor to David Steegen. The reason for the dismissal and Verbeke her successor are not (yet) known. Read more »

U21, with Nasri, take first competition win

U21, with Nasri, take first competition win

GAMES - YOUTH The U21 won with 1-2 at Racing Genk. Samir Nasri had recovered from his illness and was allowed to gain rhythm for an hour. Jeremy Doku and Francis Amuzu also did. Amuzu scored the opening goal. Mathis Suray scored the 1-2 final score from the penalty spot. Read more »

Dates match day 8 to match day 15

Dates match day 8 to match day 15

GAMES The Jupiler Pro League announced the dates and hours from match day 8 to match day 15. Thursday, October 31, RSC Anderlecht will receive AA Ghent in Lotto Park. The home games against Waasland-Beveren and Cercle Brugge both start at 2.30 pm on a Sunday. Read more »

Anderlecht plays friendly against Mouscron

Anderlecht plays friendly against Mouscron

OTHER Anderlecht will play a friendly game against Mouscron during the international break. Players who have played less in the past weeks will get a chance to prove themselves. The game will take place on Thursday at 11 am in the training center in Neerpede. A crowd is not allowed. Read more »

Kompany followed the game from a box

Kompany followed the game from a box

OTHER In the run-up to the game, the fingers were already rising when it came to the role of Vincent Kompany, now that he is injured. The Football Association already warned that he was not allowed to actively coach because he does not yet have the appropriate diploma. The Red Devil finally followed the game from a box. Read more »

Sandler: "I get along with Elias"

Sandler:

INTERVIEWS Philippe Sandler and Elias Cobbaut were at the heart of the defense and did an outstanding job. With the injury of Father Familias Vincent Kompany, it was immediately a young defense: "It took some getting used to that I was the oldest in the defense at the age of 22," Sandler laughs. Read more »

Cobbaut: "Finally got what we deserved"

Cobbaut:

INTERVIEWS Elias Cobbaut made his comeback in defense against Standard. Together with Philippe Sandler, he was at the heart of defense. The relief after the end of the game was great and players and staff celebrated the first three points in Lotto Park: "The relief was huge," Cobbaut admits. Read more »

Zulj breaks his nose

Zulj breaks his nose

INJURIES Peter Zulj had to be replaced around the hour by Sambi Lokonga. He was hit by Paul-José Mpoku and could not continue. After further investigation, it appeared that the Austrian had a broken nose in the duel with Mpoku. He might be playing with a mask in the coming weeks. Read more »

Kompany gives speech in bar near Lotto Park

Kompany gives speech in bar near Lotto Park

OTHER After the victory against Standard, Vincent Kompany went to one of the bar near the Anderlecht stadium. A British journalist, who had crossed the Channel especially for Kompany, was there when Kompany spoke to some forty supporters for two minutes. Read more »

Van Crombrugge joins Red Devils

Van Crombrugge joins Red Devils

INJURIES Koen Casteels, third goalie with the Red Devils, got injured at Wolfsburg this weekend and has to drop out for the international matches that are coming. National coach Martinez calls on Hendrik Van Crombrugge as a replacement. Read more »

Davies: "Happy for players and supporters"

Davies:

INTERVIEWS For the first time since his appointment as Anderlecht coach, Simon Davies was the winner at a press conference after a game. "We didn't play as well as the past games. That was because of the opponent. But the boys showed that they can also fight for each other." Read more »


 02-09-2019 

Zulj also injured, return Sambi Lokonga

Zulj also injured, return Sambi Lokonga

INJURIES After fifteen minutes in the second half, Anderlecht saw a second player fall out injured against Standard. Peter Zulj got a bloody nose from an elbow punch from Paul-José Mpoku. After a few minutes, he too appeared to be unable to continue.
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Saelemaekers gives first three points to Anderlecht

Saelemaekers gives first three points to Anderlecht

GAMES - YOUTH Finally! On match day six, Anderlecht are finally rewarded for the courage and good football of the start of the season. An economical 1-0 win against leader Standard provides positive feelings when entering the international break. Lost son Alexis Saelemaekers played strong and decided the game. Read more »

Probably no more transfers

Probably no more transfers

TRANSFERS The last day of the summer mercato is over for RSC Anderlecht. For a moment there was talk of John Guidetti, but the Purple & White doubted too much whether he was the targeted reinforcement they were looking for. And so the last day seems to end without in and / or out transfers. Read more »

Guidetti on the way to Anderlecht

Guidetti on the way to Anderlecht

OTHER John Guidetti would be on his way to RSC Anderlecht, the Swede would come over from Deportivo Alves. Vincent Kompany is no stranger to Guidetti who also played at Manchester City between 2010 and 2015. The striker had his best time in 2011/2012 at Feyenoord. Read more »

Bolasie close to Sporting Lisbon

Bolasie close to Sporting Lisbon

OTHER It looks like Yannick Bolasie is not coming to RSC Anderlecht. According to the Walloon press, he is close to an agreement with Sporting Lisbon. It is therefore becoming increasingly difficult for Michaël Verschueren to get a striker to Purple & White. Read more »

Thelin can go to FC Copenhagen

Thelin can go to FC Copenhagen

OTHER The Danish FC Copenhagen wants to attract Isaac Kiese Thelin today. That writes Het Laatste Nieuws. However, the question is whether Anderlecht will let him go if it does not have a new striker itself. For other players in surplus, a departure becomes more difficult. Read more »

Chadli and Amuzu wear captain's armband

Chadli and Amuzu wear captain's armband

OTHER Not Peter Zulj, but Nacer Chadli was the leader of Anderlecht against Standard in the absence of Vincent Kompany. Twenty minutes before time Chadli was emptied and replaced by Francis Amuzu. The 20-year-old youth product also took over the captain's band. Read more »

Kompany not in grandstand or on the bench

Kompany not in grandstand or on the bench

OTHER Where did Vincent Kompany follow the match between Anderlecht and Standard? Before the kick-off, he had a chat with Simon Davies in the dug-out, but he coudln't be found there since the kick-off. The injured player-manager was not sitting on the bench or in the stands. Read more »

Gerkens replaced with head injury

Gerkens replaced with head injury

INJURIES Halfway through the first half during Anderlecht - Standard, Pieter Gerkens got the head of Standard defender Bokadi hard against his sleep. De Limburger received care, but went out onto the field with a turban. Twelve minutes later, he was replaced. Read more »

 01-09-2019 

"Diagne has chosen for Anderlecht"

TRANSFERS According to the Italian website TuttoMercatoWeb, Anderlecht are close to attracting Mbaye Diagne. Radamel Falcao is on his way from Monaco to Galatasaray. That means that Diagne can leave. The Senegalese has chosen Anderlecht, reports TuttoMercatoWeb. Read more »

Preview: Anderlecht - Standard

Preview: Anderlecht - Standard

GAMES Anderlecht will receive the leader in the evening. Standard has 12 points after five match days. Anderlecht are still looking for their first win of the season, but cannot count on Vincent Kompany tonight. Will it finally get paid for the hard work? Read more »

National coach Martinez also follows Cobbaut

National coach Martinez also follows Cobbaut

OTHER If Elias Cobbaut needs an extra motivation, Roberto Martinez gave it to him. The national coach tells in Het Nieuwsblad that Cobbaut is one of the four players who noticed him during the European Championship for U21. "He can still be of great value to us."
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Kana out for weeks with a muscle injury?

Kana out for weeks with a muscle injury?

INJURIES Bad luck for Marco Kana: the 17-year-old defender was a top candidate to replace Vincent Kompany during his injury, but now he would have suffered an injury himself. Het Nieuwsblad knows that a muscle injury can keep him aside for a few weeks. Read more »