In the seventh episode of Inside Out we had a talk with powerful Nigerian midfielder Anderson Esiti. The topics discussed ranged from his youth in Nigeria, to his debut as a professional football player in Portugal and the many things he already picked up at KAA Gent.
Thomas Foket immediately received playing time from coach Roberto Martinez after his first selection for the Belgian Red Devils. He got the opportunity to play the full second half in the match against the Netherlands and saw the team turn a 1-0 loss in a 1-1 tie.
Thomas Foket completed his first training with the Belgian Red Devils. At the press conference, Foket repeated how surprised he was by his selection, while he noted the similarities between the system adapted by coach Martinez and KAA Gent coach Vanhaezebrouck might be a reason for his selection.
KAA Gent has beaten Waasland-Beveren with 2-0 on matchday 14 of the Jupiler Pro League. Dejaegere finished off a rebound when a header from Perbet hit the post. Saief secured the three points in the second half when Coulibaly put him in front of Köteles. With this victory Gent claimed the fourth place in the ranking, sharing it with Club Brugge en Charleroi.
KAA Gent defender Thomas Foket has been selected for the Belgian national team for the very first time. He's part of national coach Roberto Martínez's selection for the games against the Netherlands in the 126th derby of the Low Countries and Estonia in the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.
"Thomas Foket has great potential. He has been impressive on European level with his club"
KAA Gent noticed the 16-year-old Foket at his then team Dilbeek Sport in 2012, which played in Belgium’s 4th division (comparable to the UK’s League Two). While combining his football career with law studies at Ghent University, Foket grew to be an important player in KAA Gent’s defense and will now, only 6 years later, get the chance to show off his talent in what might be considered Belgium’s strongest national team ever.
KAA Gent made a lightning start on matchday 4 of the UEFA Europa League when Coulibaly scored a header after only 20 seconds. Gent dominated the first 35 minutes, but Shakhtar managed to turn the game around in the last ten minutes before the break. A penalty from Marlos, a strike from Taison and Stepanenko's header made it 1-3. The second half brought more goals, two for each team. Perbet and Milicevic scored for the Buffalo's, but Fred and Ferreyra sealed the 3-5 win for Shakhtar.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for the match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Thursday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
A delegation of German champions FC Bayern, headed by Jürgen Muth, managing director of the Allianz Arena, visited the Ghelamco Arena today. ‘Der Rekordmeister’ has been suffering pitch problems in the Allianz Arena for a while and decided to have a closer look at the picture perfect pitch in the Ghelamco Arena. They were welcomed by our greenkeeper, our stadium director Dirk Piens and facility manager Erwin Weiremans.
On 31 October 1900, today exactly 116 years ago, KAA Gent was founded as the football department of the Association Athlétique La Gantoise (the Ghent Athletic Association, AAG). Its founders were Hector Priem and Auguste Van de Kerckhove. The AAG was a Ghent-based multi-sports association, which was born in 1864 as the Société Gantoise de Gymnastique and merged in 1891 with the Association Athlétique. In 1914 the association was conferred a royal warrant and was permitted, from that moment on, to call itself the Association Royale Athlétique La Gantoise (ARAG). In 1972 the name was changed to its Dutch counterpart: Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent, or KAA Gent.
In a balanced first half Coulibaly missed a few chances for Gent, while Mechelen found Thoelen on their way. Afer the break the game could go both ways, but it was Filipovic who scored in the scrimmage after a corner. In the final minutes of the game Asare received a contested red card and Vitas didn't hesitate to convert the penalty to secure the three points for the home team.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for for the away game at YR KV Mechelen on Sunday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
KAA Gent has regained a spot in the top-six after a 1-0 win against Standard de Liège. Coulibaly made the difference in the second half when he headed a corner into the net. Gent kept its clean sheet and jumped over Standard to the fifth place in the ranking.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck announced his selection for the match against Standard on Thursday. This selection constists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
Away at Eupen, Milicevic put Gent in the lead from the penalty spot. Davidzada was sent off in the second half, but Neto managed to double the lead by finishing off a fast counterattack. Sylla scored with a rebound and in the 90th minute Cases scored a controversial equaliser. In the injury time a header from Coulibaly went over the line, but the goal was not awarded. In the very end Taulemesse turned the game around with a winning strike in the left corner, leaving Gent empty-handed.