KAS Eupen’s fight to avoid relegation from the top division continues with the away game at Zulte Waregem. The game on the 27th match day kicks off at 20:00 in the Regenboogstadion. There is no combination rule for this match, so KAS Eupen fans who accompany the team can buy their tickets at the box office. For those staying at home, the TV broadcast will be shown at a public viewing at Café Penalty.
Claude Makelele: “After the slip-up in Mechelen, we have to find our game again”
At the pre-match press conference, KAS head coach Claude Makelele again went into detail on the 0-1 defeat at KV Mechelen. “The team has faced significant challenges in recent months, and has done a good job. A setback is always on the cards, but the timing of this one was extremely unfortunate. But I discussed this with the team and we have drawn a line under it. Now we are looking forward again and have prepared well for the match in Waregem,” Claude Makelele told the journalists.
Friday arrival in Waregem
With Mamadou Koné, who has completed his one-week ban, a dangerous striker returns to the KAS Eupen squad. Claude Makelele has to do without the two injured centre-backs Siebe Blondelle and Jordan Lotiès in defence. The Frenchman will make a last-minute decision on whether to use struggling Mathieu Peybarnes. With regard to the game in Waregem, KAS Eupen rescheduled the final training session at 16:00 on Friday, when the team was already approaching Waregem. “Now it’s important to concentrate and be focused. The time spent together before the game will certainly help us and I hope that we will shall find extra energy,” said Claude Makelele.
Diawandou Diagne: “We want to score away and stay in D1”
KAS defender Diawandou Diagne commented at the press conference on a “very complicated season, both for him personally and for the team”, but was optimistic about the last 4 games: “We have been working hard to dig ourselves out of this hole. The team still has the quality to play good football and also to score in away games. I am sure that we will save ourselves, because this team belongs in D1,” he continued.
On the 27th and 28th match day; the Pro League is supporting the “Stop Bowel Cancer” initiative
All teams in the Pro League will participate on the 27th and 28th match days in the educational campaign against bowel cancer. Under the motto “Don’t let bowel cancer sideline you”, players will wear blue T-shirts as they enter the stadium and support the “Stop Bowel Cancer” campaign.