KV Mechelen can count on almost 15,000 fans in the top match against Beerschot, Malinwa limited power of brokers


KV Mechelen kan rekenen op bijna 15.000 fans in topper tegen Beerschot, Malinwa beperkt macht van makelaars

After the fraud in the Belgian football is there this weekend for the first time again played football in the Belgian professional leagues. Sunday afternoon will receive KV Mechelen Beerschot Wilrijk, on the eleventh day, in the Proximus League. For that contest are already more than 14,500 tickets sold, as reported KVM Friday.

“That support is overwhelming. As a board, we want them also send a clear signal: we are going to continue with the ambitions of this wonderful club,” said Dieter Penninckx on behalf of the Belgian board of directors. “You feel that that race lives, that everyone wants to meet, be there.”

Thursday night came, the boards of directors of KV Mechelen together. There it was decided that the ambitions are not to be modified, in spite of the turbulent waters in which the club is located. Olivier Somers and Thierry Steemans, respectively the majority shareholder and financial manager of KV Mechelen, were held in suspicion of membership of a criminal organisation, money laundering and bribery.

Also sports director Stefaan Vanroy was in suspicion, but released under conditions. “A phd is, and remains, the goal. We want the good sporting line and performance of the past weeks continue, starting Sunday with the match KVM-Beerschot. The tasks and responsibilities of the current managing directors are, in view of the situation, temporarily observed by a four-person team: shareholders, Dieter Penninckx and Luc Leemans, supportersafgevaardigde Hans Van der biesen and operational man Bram Scheerlinck. So we can make our ambitions a reality.”

Number of players from the same broker limited

The board of directors of KV Mechelen also discussed the current topic “brokers”. After the transformation of the club to NV, at the end of december last year, the executive board under the leadership of Olivier Somers, Stefaan Vanroy there is one main aim of to the number of players of certain brokers within the club to limit to a maximum of three.

“KV Mechelen welcomes that the different voetbalinstanties this week the same objective pronounced for all clubs”, as it sounds on the official website.