Following the break for international matches, KAS Eupen faces a difficult task away: on Saturday evening, KAS Eupen will play Sporting Charleroi, currently second in the Pro League table. The game at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi kicks off at 18:00 on Saturday.
KAS head coach Jordi Condom spoke at the pre-match press conference about good, intensive preparation. “We’ve worked very hard and have had one of the best training weeks this season,” said the coach. While Qatar’s Akram Afif and the Senegalese Moussa Wagué have returned from international team duties in their home countries, some players from the KAS Eupen squad have managed to recover from their injuries and get back to full training with the team.
Squad almost at full strength again
This holds true for the two defenders Jordan Lotiès and Abdulkarim Fadlalla, but also for Mickaël Tirpan, who injured his shoulder in the last game against KRC Genk but who has been training with the team since Tuesday. In addition, Eric Ocansey is now fully fit again. “When so many good players return to the squad, the quality of the training naturally improves and provides us with a good platform for our game in Charleroi,” said Jordi Condom.
“Charleroi’s players are quick and strong, so it’s a really tough opponent. Felice Mazzu’s team is strong in a number of positions and has so far achieved outstanding results, ” said Jordi Condom, adding: “That being said, we want to get a win in Charleroi, because, unlike the last few games, things can’t continue not to go our way.”
Jordi Condom announced that he was aiming to take to the field in Charleroi with a line-up similar to that used in the last home game against Genk. “I will only make one or two changes at the most,” said the coach.
Abdulkarim Fadlalla: “I am fit again and am looking to get more playing time in the Pro League”
The representative from KAS Eupen’s professional squad this time was Qatari Abdulkarim Fadlalla, who was happy to field questions from the journalists. He started by saying that his injury had healed and that he was ready for his second game in the Pro League. “Due to my appearances for Qatar and my injury, I have only played for KAS Eupen in the game against FC Brügge (Bruges) so far. Now I am fit again and I hope that I will get many more games this season.” He said that Belgian football was faster and much more intense than anything he had experienced in the Qatari championship. “Nevertheless, the transition has not been difficult, because I have often played with my national team against teams that are similar to clubs in the top European leagues.” Regarding the game against Charleroi, Abdulkarim Fadlalla said: “We have prepared very intensively for this match, so I hope that we now come away with a good result.”
Public viewing in Café Penalty, live on Radio Sunshine
Café Penalty is again the meeting point for KAS fans who wish to see the public viewing of the away game in Charleroi. Entry is free, and fans can follow the game on the big screen in a friendly atmosphere, with drinks and snacks provided by the Penalty crew. The public viewing in Café Penalty is offered with the collaboration of KAS partner Eulogic Informatics.
Radio Sunshine will broadcast the game from Charleroi live on the internet, the Radio Sunshine App and its FM frequency 97.50. KAS Eupen’s website has a Radio Sunshine button which will take you directly to the station.