With the 1-0 win against Charleroi, KAS Eupen has vacated the relegation zone for the first time. The team would really like to follow this up on Saturday evening at 8th-ranked KV Kortrijk and take another step towards avoiding relegation. “If we want to stay in D1, we must at last get our first away win,” said KAS professional Mbaye Leye at the press conference for Saturday evening’s game.
“KV Mechelen is now under the most pressure and we have to do everything we can to keep it that way. However, we must not give KV Kortrijk’s strong attacking players as much space as we conceded to Charleroi on Wednesday,” added the Senegalese striker. For Mbaye Leye, the game on the 24th match day has become a key game for KAS Eupen. “If we come away with points in Kortrijk, then that should give us the extra boost we need for the remaining 6 games.”
Rémi Mulumba makes the KAS Eupen squad for the first time, while Koné is still questionable
Coach Claude Makelele has a virtually complete squad at his disposal for the game in Kortrijk (kick-off at 20:00 on Saturday). Mbaye Leye returns to the team following his suspension, Mickaël Tirpan played well in the game against Charleroi after coming back from his brief time off with injury, and new Congolese signing Rémi Mulumba joins the squad of his new club for the first time. As of Friday, Mamadou Koné, the striker from Ivory Coast who had a fantastic performance against both Standard Liège and Charleroi and was exhausted after a long break from competition, had not yet recovered fully from playing 2 matches in 4 days. Coach Makelele wants to leave a decision on whether Koné plays until the last minute.
Claude Makelele sees the match in Kortrijk as “the next final in the fight for survival”. We are improving from game to game and now we want to get out of the danger zone, which is very uncomfortable for the players and the whole club, as quickly as possible,” he said. Despite all of the ambition in the KAS Eupen camp, the coach spoke with great respect about KV Kortrijk: “The game will be at least as tough as the one against Charleroi”.
Public viewing, live ticker and radio
KAS Eupen fans who do not accompany their team to Kortrijk on Saturday are invited to the public viewing in the Penalty clubhouse. Here, fans can follow the game from the Guldensporen Stadion in good company, with delicious drinks and a freshly grilled stadium sausage, in front of the big screen. The public viewing is organised with the support of Eulogic Informatics and starts 90 minutes before kick-off.
Other ways to experience the match between Kortrijk and KAS Eupen live are by watching the game on the Proximus TV channel or by following it using the live ticker that can be switched on via this homepage. The game will also be broadcast on the radio stations RTBF, VRT and Radio Sunshine. Radio Sunshine will broadcast the game from Kortrijk live on the internet, the Radio Sunshine app and its FM frequency of 97.50.