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KAA Gent Foundation raises awareness of poverty in Gent

Before the saturday game volunteers of the KAA Gent Foundation placed temporary tattoos which state "expel poverty" ('sluit armoede uit' in Dutch). This way the KAA Gent foundation demands attention for 1 in every 5 inhabitants of Gent, who live in poverty and have to postpone medical care for financial reasons.

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KAA Gent Foundation strenghtens its commitment to Gent

The connecting force of KAA Gent. This is how the KAA Gent Foundation describes itself in its new policy plan. KAA Gent wants to continue to invest KAA Gent in social activities in the years to come. With 32 projects and a yearly budget of more than € 500.000 euro KAA Gent further develops its social engagements. 

Read/Download the KAA Gent Foundation policy plan in pdf. (Dutch)

Click the picturen beneath to get a short report on the press conference. (Dutch)

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Team

Unfortunate loss against Club Brugge

KAA Gent played an excellent first half away at Brugge, the leader in the ranking. However, it was the home team that took the lead through a header from Dennis. Kubo then made the well-earned equaliser. Gent kept putting pressure in the second half, but a deviated shot from Cools put Brugge in the lead again (2-1), causing Gent to go home without any points.

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Hein Vanhaezebrouck leaves our club

Coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck has left KAA Gent in mutual agreement after the poor results of the last weeks.

KAA Gent want to thank the coach for his work at our club: with him we won our first title ever, we played a great Champions League and Europa League campaign, and the football was often a joy to watch.

We wish Hein all success in his future career!

Watch the press conference below:

 

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Team

KAA Gent not able to recover from early opening goal

The game against Zulte Waregem took a false start when a misunderstanding in the Ghent defense led to the opening goal from Saponjic. As a consequence the visitors only focused on defending the advantage and Ghent was not able to turn things around in the rest of the game.

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KAA Gent secures first win of the season against KV Oostende

Away at KV Oostende, KAA Gent picked its first win of the season. Kubo put Gent in the lead with one of the rare chances in the first half. Oostende turned up the pressure in the second half, but it was Gent's substitute Louis Verstraete who scored the 0-2 in the 91st minute and secured the three points for the Buffaloes.
 

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KAA Gent loses two points to Genk in extra time

The first win of the season did not seem far away after a penalty goal from Milicevic. But once again the final stage of the match proved to be dramatic with Brabec (KRC Genk) heading in the equalizer in the 89th minute. A heartbreaking loss of two more points!

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Team selection for KAA Gent - KRC Genk

Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his team selection for the Jupiler Pro League game against KRC Genk on Sunday afternoon. The selection contains 21 names, three of them will not make it into the final selection.

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KAA Gent and RSC Anderlecht share the points

In a thrilling but goalless match KAA gent and Anderlecht kept each other in balance and shared the points. KAA Gent dominated the first half but Anderlecht goalie Matz Sels (on loan from Newcastle United and ex KAA Gent) was the hero with some superb saves. After the break, the balance between both teams was restored and Gent's keeper Thoelen had to be alert, having to show his skills on three particular occasions. But like Sels, Thoelen kept his clean sheet, causing the match to end in a 0-0 draw. 

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Defeat for KAA Gent after doubtful red card

It looked like KAA Gent were on their way to the first win of the season after stunning goals by Dejaegere and Sylla. But just before halftime our defender Gigot was shown a red card after what seemed to be a correct tackle. After the break the match changed: Mohamed with a lob and Govea with a deviated shot equalized. In the final minutes Bolingi scored in the rebound after our goalkeeper, Kalinic, first stopped his penalty kick. No first win but a sour defeat. 

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Transfers

Kalifa Coulibaly signs for FC Nantes

Mali striker Kalifa Coulibaly is leaving KAA Gent and has signed a contract with FC Nantes.

He signed his contract with our club on 21st June 2016 as a switch for the future and a potential replacement whenever Laurent Depoitre would leave the club. Coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck was very enthusiastic about his work rate and his endeavor. Soon Coulibaly showed he was a proven goalscorer who scored important goals, especially in important European games. So his nickname became “Mr.Europe”.

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Transfers

Roman Yaremchuk signs 4 year contract

Roman Yaremchuk signed a 4 year contract with KAA Gent today. Yaremchuk, a 21 year old Ukranian striker, is a product of the youth academy at Dynamo Kiev. Last season, from juli until december, he was on loan at Ukranian Premier League team Oleksandria where he scored 5 goals in 11 games, after which he was called back to Dynamo Kiev. Yaremchuk is 1m91 tall and a fast and technically gifted striker.

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