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Buffalo Kids Reporter Louis-Daichi interviews Yuya Kubo

A week ago, after our home game against Charleroi we received a mail from Buffalo Kid Louis-Dacihi Lukito. In a cute video he asked if we could help make his dream come true: to interview his idol Yuya Kubo in Japanse. So we asked Yuya and despite his extremely busy schedule in the last week of the play-offs, he happily made some time for his little big fan Louis-Daichi!

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KAA Gent will play in Europe after 2-1 against Club Brugge

KAA Gent ended the Play Offs in 3rd position and will play in Europe after 2-1 against Club Brugge. Gent had the most ball possession in the first half, but couldn't create good chances. Club Brugge hadn't made many actions but took the lead following a corner by Rafaelov. Club  created more pressure and had some chances but the score remained 1-0. In the second half, the Buffaloes managed to create more chances, but it was Brugge that doubled the lead through Vanaken (2-0). Kenny Saief managed to score a tying goal in the 70th minute, and put the final score on the board: 2-1.

KAA Gent will play in Europe again and qualified for the 3th qualifying round in the Europa League. (The draw will take place on July 14th) . 

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KAA Gent part of the heritage of Wembley

From today on Wembley is not only part of our history but KAA Gent are now also officially part of the history of Wembley! We have received a mail from the FA ( Football Association) to inform us that the “new” Wembley stadium was opened exactly 10 years ago today ,Friday 19th May !

To commemorate this 10 years Anniversary the FA wanted to thank the 160 teams ( clubs and national teams) which have been playing in Wembley during this spell. As a result our club colours and our club crest have been shining on the mythical Wembley Arch this week.

To celebrate, The FA want to recognise every football team (club and international) who has played at the Stadium since its redevelopment in 2007, it is over 160 teams in total.  In acknowledgement and a show of gratitude, one evening next week The FA will be lighting up the stadium’s arch in the colours of every team and also displaying the KAA Gent crest and name on the outer LED screen. 

"Good morning, 

I’m writing on behalf of The Football Association to inform you that next Friday (19 May) marks the 10th year anniversary of the opening of the new Wembley Stadium. To celebrate, The FA want to recognise every football team (club and international) who has played at the Stadium since its redevelopment in 2007, it is over 160 teams in total.  In acknowledgement and a show of gratitude, one evening next week The FA will be lighting up the stadium’s arch in the colours of every team and also displaying the KAA Gent crest and name on the outer LED screen. 

As a participating team at Wembley in the last 10 years, we will be including you in these celebrations and wanted to make you aware of the activity in advance, so you could prepare accordingly.

We will be conducting photography and will next week provide you with a photograph of the stadium displaying the KAA Gent colours and crest on the outer screen and a press release explaining more. We’d warmly welcome you to display this across your channels on Friday 19 May as a mark of celebration.

Any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks,

Jeremy"

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KAA ensures European football after goal fest against Zulte-Waregem

On the penultimate matchday of Play Off I, KAA Gent secured a place in the top three and, consequently,  European football. In the first half of this showpiece against Zulte-Waregem, Coulibaly and Saief put Gent in the lead (2-0). After the break, Kalu and Coulibaly increased the lead (4-0), before Leye saved face (4-1). Kubo and Dalsgaard put the final 5-2 score on the board.

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KAA Gent and Sporting Charleroi share the points

On the 8th matchday of Play Off 1, KAA Gent couldn't get past a draw at R Charleroi SC. Gent created some chances in the first half, but Charleroi made the first goal through Saglik's free kick. Charleroi's Tainmont  was sent off and Kubo drew level with a penatly. After the break, Gent took over the game, but Kubo struck the post and the winning goal could not be made. 

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KAA Gent loses goal fest in Oostende

Early in the match, Saief put Gent  in the lead against KV Oostende, but Siani leveled for the home team. After the break, Milicevic' free kick put Gent in the lead again, but Marusic and Berrier turned the score around. Rozehnal seemed to put the final score on the board, but Kubo brought Gent back to 4-3. Gent did however not manage to score the final equaliser and saw their first loss in Play Off 1

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Balanced game between KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht ends in draw

The top match between KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht saw no winner. In the first half, Gent collected the best chances, while Anderlecht came close to scoring in the second half, but couldn't get past Kalinic? Gent made a final bit for the win in the last minutes, but did not manage to score. The buffaloes do remain unbeaten in Play-Off 1, but Anderlecht leads the ranking.

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KAA Gent consolidates its second place after 0-2 win at SV Zulte Waregem

KAA Gent claimed their third Play Off 1 victory away at Zulte-Waregem. Gent dominated the first half and Kubo put the Buffalo's in the lead. The home team came out stronger after the break and turned the second half into a thrilling battle with many chances on both sides. At the very end, Coulibaly sealed the 0-2 win for KAA Gent, which consolidates its second place in the ranking. 

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