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Rami Gershon leaves KAA Gent

After 3 succesful seasons, the Israeli defender, Rami Gershon, is leaving the Buffalo’s and signs a 5 years’ deal with Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.

Gershon has been playing in Belgium since 2010 and it was in 2014 that he signed for our club where he became one of the defensive strongholds. During our Championship season (2014-2015) he was one of the regular defenders and became famous for his legendary assist for our first goal in the decisive title match against Standard Luik (21st May 2015).  Later on he was struggling with injuries for most of our Champions League campaign and only featured against Wolfsburg for 90 minutes.

Rami Gershon - assist for the titleRami played up to 101 matches for KAA Gent. He became a familiar legend and was one of the team that eliminated Tottenham last year in the Europa League in our 100th European match. He will always be remembered as a tough, very fair defender who gave the best of himself. Always friendly, on and off the field, always working for the team…THANK YOU RAMI AND GOOD LUCK !

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Ghent dominance only rewarded with a draw

KAA Gent have won their first point in the regular competition in the AFAS Stadium of Mechelen. We were dominating the first half and deserved the 0-1 lead at halftime after a Kalifa Coulibaly assist permitted Kalu to score. We could easily have doubled the advantage after the break with Kubo hitting the post. The first victory seemed a fact till Matthys scored the equalizer for the home team in the dying minutes. A rather disappointing draw after what should have been a good win if we would've converted our chances efficiently.

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KAA Gent loses 0-1 to R Antwerp FC

The second matchday of the Jupiler Pro League saw a bitter loss for KAA Gent against Royal Antwerp FC. In a dim first half, the visitors took the lead through Jaadi. After the break, Gent continued to raise the pressure, forcing Antwerp to pull out all the stops. However, Gent missed the chances and saw a penalty disallowed for a mistake against Sylla, causing Antwerp to win the game.

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KAA Gent eliminated from Europa League after 3-1 defeat

The return match in the 3rd qualifying round ound of the Europa League did start in the same way as the home match one week ago: an early advantage for Altach with a goal from Ngamaleu. Just before halftime Milicevic equalized from the penalty spot. But early in the second half Stefan Mitrovic was sent off after a second yellow card. Reduced to ten men KAA Gent was defeated by two more goals (from Nutz and Dobras). This meant an early exit from the Europa League.

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False start for KAA Gent

KAA Gent has started the regular competition with a 3-2 defeat against Sint-Truiden . Although new record signing Andrijasevic opened the score after dominating the first half, Sint-Truiden turned the game around in the second half with goals from Vetokele and Ceballos (2-1). Gigot did equalize but is was Ceballos again who scored the winning goal for Sint-Truiden in the dying minutes of the game.

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KAA Gent draws 1-1 against SCR Altach

KAA Gent have drawn 1-1 against Austrian team SCR Altach in the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. Somewhat surprisingly it was the visiting team that took the lead after only 5 minutes when Ngwat-Mahop headed in the ball. After the early lead for Altach, Gent gradually took over command. Creating plenty of chances, the home team couldn't score and the woodwork even denied the Buffaloes twice from equalising. Only 15 minutes before the final whistle, substitute Kalifa Coulibaly equalised the score after coming on ten minutes earlier. Nicknamed 'Mr. Europe', the Malian giant scored his twelfth European goal in what was our first outing of the third successive European campaign. It could have all ended on a bright note if it weren't for summer signing Mamadou Sylla from Senegal hitting the woodwork for a third time with a free kick in the ultimate minute of the game.

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A football stadium for the neighbourhood

Last saturday the Nieuw Gent-Steenakker neighborhood fair took place in the Ghelamco Arena. Last thursday hundreds of kids from the neighborhood ended the school year with a fun day of playing in the football stadium.

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Damien Marcq signed to strengthen KAA Gent midfield

Midfield dynamo DAMIEN MARCQ (°8/12/1988) left Sporting Charleroi to sign a deal with KAA Gent. Last season he was the midfield stronghold and one of the star players of Charleroi. This French player did start his football career with Boulogne and then played for Caen, Dijon and Sedan before coming to Belgium. He is a strong, hardworking and technically skilled midfield player. Another gem for our club!

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Lior Inbrum signs for KAA Gent

The 21 years old winger, Lior Inbrum, has signed a 4 years contract with KAA Gent. Lior comes over from the Israelian club FC Ashdod where he used to play as a winger or as a centerforward. He is of Ethiopian origin but has the Israelian nationality.  

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Croatian international Franko Andrijasevic is new record signing

Franko Andrijasevic (°22/06/1991) has signed a 5 years contract with KAA Gent. He is a very talented freescoring midfielder who features for the national team and who was voted Player of the Year with his former club HNK Rijeka with which he won the double after scoring 18 goals in all competitions together. This is one of the biggest transfers in the history of our club!             

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