The critical match between KAS Eupen and RSC Anderlecht kicks off at 18:00 on Saturday in the Kehrweg Stadium. The home game against the reigning national champion and record national champion is highly anticipated in Eupen, and not only because of the reunion with Henry Onyekuru. By Thursday evening, almost 4000 spectators had secured their tickets, and there will be further opportunities to purchase pre-sale tickets from 15:00 to 19:00 on Friday and between 10:00 and 13:00 on Saturday. The remaining tickets will be available at the box office from 16:00.
Almost 4000 tickets sold
The game against RSC Anderlecht is considered a security level C game. This means that Anderlecht fans will only be allowed to enter the stadium with a combiticket (bus and stadium) and there will be a complete ban on all visitors bringing in bags and backpacks (including in the business area). For the first time, KAS Eupen fans will be able to access the stadium for a top game via Entrances 1, 2 and 3.
Jordi Condom: “Anderlecht still in a state of flux following a change of coach”
The game against a top team like RSC Anderlecht is a great challenge for KAS Eupen, not just in terms of organisation but also in a sporting sense. Despite Anderlecht being the clear favourite, the hosts do not see themselves as lost from the outset. “RSC Anderlecht has been improving since Hein Vanhaezebroeck became coach, but the team is still in a state of flux. In addition, the team may also have one eye on their tough Champions League assignment against Paris Saint Germain this Tuesday evening,” said KAS coach Jordi Condom, wishfully.
Mbaye Leye: “Of course we have a chance against Anderlecht”
Eupen’s most prolific scorer, Mbaye Leye, also believes his team has a chance: “Of course we can beat RSC Anderlecht. That’s the beauty of this Championship – in the Pro League, any team can beat any other team. As for us, we have had mixed performances this season – some very good, but also some very bad. But we have played quite well at home so far. What we lack is consistency, but we are aiming for a win against Anderlecht.”
“Hopefully it will be really cold”
At the press conference, Mbaye Leye recounted his own experiences when playing away in Eupen. “For most clubs, the away fixture in Eupen is not a very popular one – that’s because it’s a long journey and it’s always cold in Eupen. So I hope that it will be really cold on Saturday evening, because our opponents do not like it.”
Moussa Wague back in the squad
KAS Eupen’s right back, Moussa Wague, returns to the team after recovering from muscle spasms in his thigh. Except for Ibrahim Diallo, who has been out injured for a long time, coach Jordi Condom is able to put out his best side. “Compared to the last games against Mechelen and Gent, I will probably only make minor changes,” announced the coach at the press conference.
After the game: pre-sale for Eupen-Antwerp tickets
After the game against Anderlecht, KAS Eupen fans will find it easy to get their tickets for the next home game on 18 November against RFC Antwerp. The ticket offices in front of the stadium will be open once again for the pre-sale on the 15th match day of the Pro League.