In Nyon the draw has been made for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League. KAA Gent will there face English side Tottenham Hotspur. The first leg will be played at Thursday 16/02/2017 in the Ghelamco Arena, the return is scheduled for Thursday 23/02/2017 at Wembley.
On matchday 18 of the Jupiler Pro League KAA Gent didn't manage to get the three points against KV Oostende. The visitors took the lead after a brilliant shot from distance by El Ghanassy. Coulibaly hit the bar, but in the second half he managed to equalize with a blistering volley. Oostende resisted the pressure from Gent and went home with a point.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his selection for the league game against KV Oostende on Sunday evening. The selection consists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
KAA Gent and Panamanian club Chorilo FC have reached an agreement about the 18 year old forward Jose Luis Rodriguez.
On the sixth and last matchday of the Europa League, KAA Gent managed to qualify for the next round in injury time. Gent dominated the game, but struggled to create chances. While Braga, Gent’s rival for qualification, lost against Shakhtar, Gent’s time to qualify was running out. In the 94th minute, Coulibaly drove the ball into the corner and brought the game to an astonishing climax as he secured Gent’s place in the next round.
KAA Gent travelled to Konya to complete the sixth and last matchday in the group stage of the Europa League. Gent's delegation received a warm welcome upon arrival.
Only just before kickoff the decision was made that the game would be played on the icy pitch of Het Kuipje. The circumstances were very difficult to play good football and the first half saw few chances. In the second half Gent did get enough opportunities to claim the three points, but the chances were missed. So the game ended like it begun, 0-0 was the final score.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his selection for the league game against KVC Westerlo on Saturday evening. The selection consists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
10 years: that's how long the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has existed. Therefore, Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities) is launching a campaign by and for persons with disabilities. The message? Defend your rights. KAA Gent is proud to be featured in this campaign.
KAA Gent has qualified for the quarter finals of the Croky Cup with a 1-0 victory over Lokeren. Gent dominated the whole game, but Copa kept the visitors in the running for a long time. But in the 78th minute the Lokeren goalkeeper was finally beaten by Perbet. Gent has now managed to qualify for the quarter final of the cup tournament for thirteen (!) seasons in a row.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck has announced his selection for the Croky Cup game against KSC Lokeren OV on Wednesday evening. The selection consists of 20 names, two of which will not make the final selection.
KAA Gent is deeply saddened by the tragic news of the aircrash in Colombia which struck the Brazilian team of Chapecoense. What should have been the most beautiful moment in the history of the club turned out into a disaster. A sad day for football and Brazilian football in particular. The thoughts of our board, staff, players and supporters are with the club, all the passengers and their families.
Yesterday, the number of bikes around the Ghelamco Arena was counted: 2840! This not only makes KAA Gent the club with the largest amount of cycling fans in the country, it's also gaining international attention. Football in the community, KAA Gent's community department, received an invitation to tell Velo Buffalo's story at the international Healthy Stadia Conference at the Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) in London. VELO BUFFALO When the Ghelamco Arena opened, Football in the community, KAA Gent's community department, started a Facebook group for and by cycling Buffalos: Velo Buffalo. Supporters who go to the stadium by bike can meet each other here online. Through Velo Buffalo, more than 700 fans share their experiences. Healthy Stadia Conference The efforts made for cycles were also noticed by the European network 'Healthy Stadia'. In April 2017, KAA Gent's community department will be one of the speakers at the Healthy Stadia Conference. This will be the fourth edition of the conference with 250 delegates expected to attend, and will celebrate 10 years of the European Healthy Stadia movement through keynote presentations and breakout sessions from a wide variety of speakers, including: governing bodies of sport, individual clubs/foundations, stadium operators, government departments (sport, health, transport), academics and health practitioners alike. Other confiremed speakers are Arsenal FC, Everton and UEFA. In March 2015 our cycling Buffalos were already mentioned at the EFDN (European Football for Development Network) conference in Manchester (Old Trafford). Earlier, KAA Gent had already received the 'Active Travel Pledge' certificate from Healthy Stadia for its efforts to motivate fans to bike and walk, for the development of cycling infrastructure, for promoting cycling and walking routes to the stadium and for motivating its fans to choose a healthy option to get to the stadium. They also made a case study about our cycling Buffalos. Fietsenstallingen In a 350 metres radius around the Ghelamco Arena 2838 fixed cycle locking facilities were built. Ghelamco Arena, entrance C: 368 spots Brico Plan-it lower level: 654 spots Brico Plan-it upper level: 656 spots Blue Towers: 224 spots Markten & Foren: 936 spots When the weather is really good, or at important games, an extra 600 mobile cycle locking facilities are installed. This amounts to a total of 3438 cycle locking facilities.
On matchday 16 of the Jupiler Pro League KV Kortrijk has not caused any problems for KAA Gent. Before half time Perbet managed to finish a cross from Milicevic. The second half was completely dominated by Gent, which resulted in another two goals. Neto scored after a defensive error by Kortrijk and Saief was only 13 seconds on the pitch when he found the net to score the 3-0. More than enough for the eighth consecutive league win at home and a third place in the ranking, together with Club Brugge and Charleroi.