GAMES Kompany goes into battle against Cercle Brugge with an attacking eleven. Murillo is replaced by Sardella who should take his chance in the absence of the Panamanian. Not Ashimeru, but Amuzu will start in place of the suspended Olsson. Read more »
TRANSFERS It seems that Mohammed Dauda could permanently leave to FC Cartagena after this season. The Spanish newspaper La Verdad reports that the club wants to pay 500,000 euros to permanently take over the Ghanaian striker from Anderlecht. Read more »
OTHER With Amir Murillo staying with the Panamanian national team, Killian Sardella is hoping for a place in the starting lineup. Should Vincent Kompany still prefer Bogdan Mykhaylinchenko, Sardella's entourage thinks it might be time to leave RSC Anderlecht after all. Read more »
OTHER Tonight around 7 pm, RSC Anderlecht will know if it will have to miss Christiaan Kouamé a little longer or not. At 5 pm, Ivory Coast will take on Egypt for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup. Read more »
GAMES Vincent Kompany has called together a selection of twenty players for tonight's match against Cercle Brugge. The most striking name is the one of Théo Leoni. He takes the place of the suspended Kristoffer Olsson. The captain of the U21 is preferred to Kristian Arnstad.
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GAMES Mohammed Dauda gave FC Cartagena the three points on Monday night visiting Real Sociedad B. The Anderlecht loanee put the 1-2 final score on the board in the 83rd minute. It is his second goal for Cartagena Read more »
GAMES On Sunday, the Brussels derby is scheduled at the Dudenpark. Erik Lambrechts has been appointed to lead this match in the right direction, he will be assisted by Jo De Weirdt and Kevin Monteny along the line. Wim Smet is the fourth official. Read more »
OTHER Shortly before the half hour, Peyre pulled Raman down in the penalty area, but ref Boterberg saw no harm in it. Strangely enough, there was no sign of a VAR intervention. Afterwards, it was confirmed that VAR had effectively watched the phase. Read more »
INTERVIEWS Three important points, everyone agrees on that. Although Benito Raman believes that the attacking players could be a bit more efficient. Then the match can be decided a bit quicker, which also makes it easier for everyone. Read more »
OTHER Amir Murillo picked up his fifth yellow card on Sunday, deliberately. The Panamanian leaves for Panama due to international obligations so that fifth yellow card came at a good time since he can't play anyway. Read more »
GAMES Tomorrow, RSC Anderlecht receives Cercle Brugge at the Lotto Park. Wesli De Cremer will whistle this match at 9 pm. Michael Geerolf and Martijn Tiesters will keep an eye on things along the line, Kevin Van Damme is fourth official. Read more »
GAMES Anderlecht won with 0-1 at KV Mechelen. It didn't play great and after half time, purple-white failed to extend the lead. Mechelen could hardly threaten though. Anderlecht does a good job in the battle for the top 4. Read more »
GAMES Vincent Kompany has announced a selection of 21 players for the game against KV Mechelen. All expected names are present. Compared to last week there is one change: Marco Kana is missing and Zeno Debast takes his place. Read more »
GAMES The national coach of Panama announced his selection of thirty players for three World Cup qualifiers in late January and early February. Amir Murillo is among them. On Sunday against KV Mechelen, Murillo will play, but after that he will miss three games.
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OTHER The Consultative Committee approved the corona barometer, which is a good thing for sporting events. Although the corona barometer will start immediately next Friday in code red, public will still be allowed at soccer matches from that date. Read more »
TRANSFERS Francis Amuzu is on the radar of Nice, reports L'Equipe. Nice are looking to strengthen themselves with a winger this winter and Amuzu is one of the players the club are examining with attention, it sounds. Read more »
YOUTH - TRANSFERS Nayel Mehssatou is trading Anderlecht for KV Kortrijk immediately. The West Flemish club announced the transfer yesterday. Mehssatou signs for 3.5 years at the club of coach Karim Belhocine. "It was a very difficult decision," said the right-back about his departure from Anderlecht. Read more »
OTHER It could just have been that Thomas Vermaelen would be working as an assistant coach at Anderlecht today. Yesterday, it became known that the defender will quit as Red Devil and become assistant coach. Kompany had previously asked him to join his staff at Anderlecht. "But I was a year too early with my question," he said.
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OTHER Joshua Zirkzee will get the chance to prove himself again at Bayern Munich next summer after his loan period at Anderlecht. This is what Bild journalist David Verhof says in the Sudpresse newspapers.
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TRANSFERS Anderlecht have made a bid for Teboho Mokoena, a 24-year-old midfielder from South Africa. This is what Glyn Binkin, the player's manager, says. However, Binkin also tells us that Mokoena has already reached a personal agreement with Mamelodi Sundowns. "But we will also talk to Anderlecht," he says. Read more »
GAMES Christian Kouamé's Ivory Coast has qualified for the Africa Cup eighth finals. It defeated Algeria 3-1 and is group winner. Kouamé did not come off the bench. In the eighth finals, Ivory Coast will play against Egypt next Wednesday. Read more »
OTHER Most clubs have now filed their annual accounts, although some are still missing; including Anderlecht's. However, Peter Verbeke confirmed that the club made a loss of 29.1 million euros. The recently implemented capital increase must therefore serve to fill the deep pits (because also last year, the account colored blood red). Read more »
OTHER The arrest of Herman Van Holsbeeck is completely unrelated to Propere Handen, where he will probably also be brought to trial. The case is not only about transfers but also about the sale of RSC Anderlecht where he would have tried to swindle Marc Coucke. Read more »
OTHER Today, another Consultation Committee is scheduled and it may have good news for the soccer clubs. This is because the corona barometer is on the table and if it passes it will bring the fans back into the stadiums in all areas. Read more »
OTHER Adrien Trebel has been in the B-team for several months now and is still earning an annual salary of 2.7 million euros. Possibly Charleroi offers a solution although the Karolos only want to take over part of his salary.
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TRANSFERS According to the website TuttoMercatoWeb, Anderlecht has asked Frosinone to rent striker Gabriel Charpentier until the end of the season. From England, there are reports of interest in midfielder Matt O'Riley. Read more »
OTHER Herman Van Holsbeeck was arrested yesterday in the fraud case involving agent Christophe Henrotay. This was reported by VRT and has since been confirmed to several newspapers. Van Holsbeeck is accused of private corruption, tax fraud, money laundering and association of criminals. Read more »
TRANSFERS Zakaria Bakkali has rejected the offer from China. That is what Het Nieuwsblad writes. Although he could sign a generous contract there, he wants to stay in Europe to put his career back on track. Read more »
TRANSFERS Het Laatste Nieuws reports that there is interest from China for Zakaria Bakkali. The fallen prodigy must leave Anderlecht, but only if a club wants to take over his generous salary. Read more »
GAMES Sunday evening RSC Anderlecht will visit KV Mechelen. Jan Boterberg will whistle the match at 6.30 pm. Along the line he will be assisted by Kevin Dhondt and Dirk Gilon, Jordy Vermeire is fourth official. Read more »
OTHER The scouting cell of AC Milan continues to follow the performances of Yari Verschaeren with very close attention. So writes the website Calciomercato. A transfer in January is not on the agenda, but if Verschaeren continues to develop well, he could well follow in the footsteps of Alexis Saelemaekers in the summer, it sounds.
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TRANSFERS Sportitalia reports that talks between Anderlecht and AS Roma over a loan move for Bryan Reynolds have stopped. Anderlecht has withdrawn. Journalist Fabrizio Romano, on the other hand, reports that KV Kortrijk have come forward for Reynolds in the past 24 hours. Read more »
OTHER According to the Romanian journalist Emanuel Rosu, Anderlecht is thinking of hiring George Puscas this winter. Rosu does explicitly state that the talks are not yet at an advanced stage. Puscas is a 25-year-old center striker who plays for Reading. Read more »
YOUTH The U21 of Anderlecht has won easily from Cercle Brugge on Monday evening. It became 3-0. The final score was already on the board halfway. Enock Agyei opened the score. Kristian Arnstad (photo) scored the two other goals before half-time.
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INTERVIEWS The last ten minutes again made the difference between one and three points for RSC Anderlecht. It became the first and if Vincent Kompany is honest he also felt it coming, there were a bit too many missed chances before that. Read more »
INTERVIEWS All players were disappointed with the result at RSC Anderlecht, including Lior Refaelov. Although the striker sees opportunities for the future which, according to him, can only go better Read more »
INTERVIEWS The counter-goal came through a mistake by Sergio Gomez. Yet his teammates do not blame him. They should have finished earlier, is the general opinion. Wesley Hoedt and Kristoffer Olsson defend their teammate.
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INTERVIEWS If we are to believe CEO-Peter Verbeke, RSC Anderlecht will make no or few incoming transfers during this winter mercato. Verbeke emphasizes that every position is double occupied and the club does not have the financial clout to spend large amounts of money.
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GAMES Anderlecht didn't manage to finish off its first match of 2022 victorious. It came no further than 1-1 against a weakened Standard. After half-time, Anderlecht seemed to play on automatic pilot and in the final phase, Dragus intercepted a weak ball and cancelled out Verschaeren's 1-0.
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TRANSFERS The English website TEAMtalk says that Chelsea would be interested in Sergio Gomez. A bid this month would be unlikely according to the website, but they are keeping a close eye on the Spanish left back. Read more »
GAMES Besides Kouamé, who is at the Africa Cup, the selection for tonight's clasico has no absentees. Magallan and Ashimeru, who both had to deal with a corona infection, are in the selection. Delcroix is also back for the first time after a long absence following an injury. Read more »
DAMES The ladies of Anderlecht have qualified for the final of the Cup of Belgium. In their semi-final, they defeated Club YLA, the women's team of Club Brugge, 4-0. Amber Maximus (photo) scored twice. Tessa Wullaert and Mariam Toloba also scored a goal. Read more »
TRANSFERS The Italian Il Romanista reports that Anderlecht want to get Ebrima Darboe together with Bryan Reynolds from AS Roma. An agreement has already been reached on a loan move for Reynolds, it sounds, but they are waiting for Darboe to make the deal official. Read more »
INTERVIEWS Christian Kouamé is at the Africa Cup so there is a good chance Benito Raman will start in the starting eleven tonight, although Vincent Kompany did not want to reveal too much about his line-up. Read more »
INTERVIEWS Taylor Harwood-Bellis traded RSC Anderlecht for Stoke City during this winter mercato. Currently, he is the only one to make a winter transfer and, if it depends on Vincent Kompany, it will stay that way, unless an unrefusable offer comes in. Read more »
OTHER The federal prosecutor's office has announced the names of the people it intends to refer to court in Operation Zero. It concerns 56 people. These include Herman Van Holsbeeck, Jo Van Biesbroeck, Philippe Collin, Laurent Denis, Luc Devroe and Christian N'Sengi. Read more »
OTHER It is not yet 100% certain, but there is a very good chance that Rayane Bounida will move to Ajax in March. There are more and more reports from various channels that the deal is done. Although we still have to wait until Bounida's 16th birthday in March. Read more »
OTHER The matches between RSC Anderlecht and Standard Liege are always very fraught. Supporters are not yet allowed in the stadium due to the current health crisis but that doesn't stop Mauves Army from already challenging the opponent. Read more »
INTERVIEWS Wesley Hoedt was a guest at the Gala of the Golden Boot this week together with his girlfriend Emma Heesters. Yesterday, you could see him in the documentary series MAUVE. If RSC Anderlecht wants to go for the individual prizes, they will first have to win something collectively. Read more »
OTHER Lisandro Magallan is training with the selection again after a short absence. In principle, he will be ready to play against Standard. Majeed Ashimeru is currently recovering from a covid infection. He should be able to leave quarantine this weekend. Whether he will be included in the selection, remains to be seen. Read more »
GAMES The exact playing schedule for the Belgian Cup has been announced. Anderlecht plays at Eupen on February 3 at 9.45 pm. The return leg in Brussels will be played on March 3 and will also start at 9.45 pm. The second place in the final goes to Brugge or Gent. Their two games will take place one day earlier. Read more »
OTHER For the first time since 2017 Anderlecht had a player in the top ten of the Golden Boot. And even two. Sergio Gomez (picture) obtained the eighth place and Lukas Nmecha the ninth. The victory went somewhat surprisingly to Paul Onuachu of Racing Genk. Read more »
OTHER The Pro League has announced the exact dates for the matches in February and the first weekend of March. Anderlecht plays three times at home on Sunday and two times away on Saturday. Read more »
DAMES How close can it be: Anderlecht player Tessa Wullaert finished second in the Women's Golden Boot with barely one point less than winner Janice Cayman. Tine De Caigny, at Anderlecht until June, finished third. Laura De Neve of Anderlecht took eighth place. Read more »
GAMES In Ivory Coast's first match at the Africa Cup, Christian Kouamé was allowed to come in in the 82nd minute. Ivory Coast defeated Equitorial Guinea 0-1. Max Gradel of Sivasspor scored after only 5 minutes. Read more »
OTHER Charles De Ketelaere succeeds himself as Youngster of the Year. It was Yari Verschaeren who was able to tell the Club Brugge player the news in a video message. "It is thickly deserved," said Verschaeren. Anderlecht has with Sergio Gomez, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Anouar Ait El Hadj three players in the top five. Read more »
TRANSFERS According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Anderlecht sees something in Ebrima Darboe, a 20-year-old central midfielder of AS Roma. Darboe signed two weeks ago until 2026, but a loan to gain experience would be one of the possibilities. Read more »
TRANSFERS Foreign media are reporting Anderlecht's interest in Wilfried Gnonto and Stefan Mitrovic. Gnonto is an 18-year-old striker who has scored four times this season for FC Zurich. Mitrovic is a 19-year-old attacking midfielder from Radnicki Nis. Read more »
GAMES Mustapha Bundu and Sierra Leone drew 0-0 against Algeria at the Africa Cup. You can safely call that a stunt, because Algeria is the big favorite for the final victory. Bundu played the entire game. Read more »
OTHER Naïm van Attenhoven is no longer a player of Anderlecht. The 18-year-old goalkeeper has left purple and white. While waiting for a new club, he maintains his fitness with the Free Pro Players, the association of unemployed professional soccer players. Yesterday, he played a friendly game with them. Read more »
TRANSFERS On the website of his new club Stoke City, Taylor Harwood-Bellis looks back on his time at Anderlecht. "I really enjoyed my time at Anderlecht. Playing there was good for my personality." Read more »
GAMES On Sunday, RSC Anderlecht receives Standard Liege in the Lotto Park. Bram Van Driessche has been appointed to monitor the match together with Yves De Neve, Kevin Monteny and fourth official Wim Smet. Read more »
TRANSFERS Anderlecht has decided not to loan out Killian Sardella after all. About two weeks ago, CEO Peter Verbeke told a few weeks ago that a loan of Sardella was a possibility, but Sudpresse now writes that he will stay after all. Read more »
TRANSFERS It seems a matter of time before Tylor Harwood-Bellis takes off his Anderlecht shirt. According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the defender is already in England and the final arrangements are being set for his transfer to Stoke City. Read more »
INJURIES Nayel Mehssatou was missing during Sunday's friendly games due to an injury to the adductors. That's what La Dernière Heure knows. Anderlecht's staff didn't want to take any risks and let the right back rest. Read more »
INJURIES Anderlecht played yesterday without Kristoffer Olsson (photo), Francis Amuzu and Taylor Harwood-Bellis. Amuzu, like Hendrik Van Crombrugge, is ill, but it is not a corona. Olsson did not train fully in recent days and is being prepared for next weekend's game against Standard. Read more »
GAMES Anderlecht has also won its second friendly game. Zulte Waregem was beaten 3-0 through goals from Gomez, Stroeykens and Ait El Hadj. Hannes Delcroix played his first match after a knee injury since the end of August. Read more »
GAMES Anderlecht won with 2-0 against Westerlo, the leader of 1B, in the first of two friendly game. The difference was only made in the last ten minutes of the match, but that was mainly because the purple and white team missed a lot of chances. Read more »
OTHER Anderlecht has a third corona case. After Lisandro Magallan and Enock Agyei, Majeed Ashimeru has now also tested positive for the corona virus. The Ghanaian midfielder was immediately quarantined. Read more »
OTHER What we already announced a few days ago, is now also official: former Anderlecht player Edo Kayembe swaps Eupen for Watford. A year and a half ago, Anderlecht sold the Congolese midfielder to Eupen for 800,000 euros. Read more »
OTHER At Anderlecht, players were tested for corona after returning to the club. Only Lisandro Magallan, who traveled to Argentina during the short break, tested positive from the first team. U21 player Enock Agyei also tested positive. Both players are going into quarantine. Read more »
GAMES The friendly game between Anderlecht and RKC Waalwijk of next Sunday will not take place. "Given the circumstances surrounding the Corona measures and the advice not to cross the border, RKC Waalwijk does not consider it wise to travel to Belgium," it sounds. Read more »
GAMES Anderlecht has fixed a second friendly game during the winter break. On Sunday, January 9, it will play in Neerpede at 11.30 against Westerlo. Earlier on, it was already announced that the purple and white will play against RKC Waalwijk on the same day. Read more »
OTHER Majeed Ashimeru took advantage of the short vacation to visit his native country Ghana. The midfielder did not arrive there empty-handed. He donated soccer shoes and other soccer equipment to the local youth. Read more »
OTHER As the last of all first division teams, Anderlecht will resume training tomorrow. Purple-White will not go on a foreign training camp, but will prepare for the second half of the season in Neerpede. Read more »
TRANSFERS A year and a half after he left Anderlecht through the back door, Edo Kayembe is said to be doing a dream transfer. The Athletic reports that the defensive midfielder is about to move to Watford. The club from the Premier League would pay 4 million euros.
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OTHER January 1 is the day of good intentions for the new year and it's no different for Anouar Ait El Hadj. In his Instagram stories, the attacking midfielder looks forward to 2022. "2022 is a new challenge. Let's improve on our mistakes and show everyone that we are hungry" Read more »
TRANSFERS According to Sportitalia, Anderlecht have inquired with AS Roma about Bryan Reynolds, a 20-year-old right back. Roma paid 6.75 million euros for Reynolds a year ago, but he barely plays there. That's why Roma wants to loan him out. Read more »
OTHER eruvian journalists report an agreement between Anderlecht and Sporting Cristal over Percy Liza. Others contradict these reports. Meanwhile, Liza received the award of best newcomer in the Peruvian first division.
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INTERVIEWS There is a very good chance that Rayane Bounida will leave Anderlecht next summer. Speaking to the podcast MidMid, chairman Wouter Vandenhaute says he assumes the 15-year-old super talent will sign elsewhere in March. "Maybe our supporters should organize mass marches in Vilvoorde," he says. Read more »
INTERVIEWS The past two summers Anderlecht sold Jérémy Doku and Albert Sambi Lokonga to collect much needed finances. With the capital increase, such things are no longer necessary, says chairman Wouter Vandenhaute. A transfer of Sergio Gomez is therefore not a must, but can also not to be ruled out.
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