SELECTION AND PREVIEW CERCLE - KVO
Selection (22): Hubert, Badu, Ndicka, D'Haese, Medley, Jakel, Tanghe, Capon, Wylin, Duncan, Koziello, D'Arpino, Amade, Bätzner, McGeehan, Albanese, Sakamoto, Kvasina, Ambrose, Atanga, Gueye.
Absent: Boonen, Osifo, Schelfhout, Rocha, Fortes.
Remarks: Kenny Rocha and Steven Fortes were eliminated in the Africa Cup and will join on Monday. Boonen is training with the group but a selection is still too early.
On matchday 25 there are some nice derbies on the calendar. Besides Union - Anderlecht and Kortrijk - Club Brugge, our Coastal Boys play on the field of Cercle Brugge. After a home game against Antwerp and a trip to Ghent, the counter is at 1/6 for Markus Pflanz. But after the soccer that our boys brought to the mat, the supporters may look forward to the next games. Because after the transfer to the club, a home game against OH Leuven is on the program. In addition, we still have a catch-up game against Zulte Waregem to go one week later.
Green-Zwart's steam train races through anything and everything that comes its way. With 24/27, they put together the strongest run of any team this season. Nobody does better. Remarkably, the good run came after the dismissal of Yves Vanderhaeghe and the appointment of the new coach, Dominik Thalhammer. The only point loss since the home game against Mechelen at the end of November was against the proud leader, Union. There they lost in the last minute after an unfortunate own goal. They won their midweek game on the Anderlecht pitch 0-2. Purple-White had to play more than an hour with one man less. The man in form for the away team is Rabbi Matondo. The Welshman has scored six goals and an assist in the last seven games. At Cercle, Somers is out with an injury.
In the first game, KVO drew the longest straw. Thibo Somers gave the club a 0-1 lead. Makthar Gueye scored the equalizer. The winning goal came in the absolute final phase after a header by Alfons Amade. Remarkable: Cercle didn't win against KVO since 9 matches.
Last team Cercle Brugge: Didillon, Miangue, Daland, Popovic, Decostere, Vanhoutte, Van Der Bruggen, Lopes, Hotic, Matondo, Somers.
Referee: Mr. Denil Arthur
Assistants: Mr. Battiston Christophe and Mr. Di Vincenzo Vito
4the official: Mr. Laforge Nicolas
VAR: Mr. Van Driessche Bram