Duel between Zulte Waregem and KV Oostende postponed, also KV Mechelen match on the slope due to corona among goalkeepers

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The competition match between Zulte Waregem and KV Oostende is postponed due to a lot of corona cases at the home team. There is a real chance that the game between KV Mechelen and OH Leuven will also be cancelled. At Malinwa they no longer have a goalkeeper.

Thomas Standaert, Vincent Van Genechten

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The Pro League announced on Monday that matchday 22 of next weekend will continue as planned. At the General Meeting it was decided that clubs may again request a postponement. This is possible from 7 positive cases in the player core (Squad Size List A and played at least 30% of the total playing time) or 2 goalkeepers from the Squad Size Limit List A, of which the goalkeeper with the most playing minutes”, according to the Pro League.

KV Mechelen no longer has a goalkeeper

The second applies to KV Mechelen. After goalkeeper Yannick Thoelen, first goalkeeper Gaëtan Coucke also tested positive for corona, just like 17-year-old keeper Maxime Wenssens. According to the rules, the club can therefore request a postponement of the game against OHL.

The match between Zulte Waregem and KV Oostende has already been postponed due to a lot of corona cases at the home team. There is no new date yet.

In recent days it has become clear that a lot of first-graders are struggling with corona infections, but there was no general cancellation. Clubs that have seven positive cases in players who have completed at least 30 percent of the matches or with two infected goalkeepers who are on the list of the A-team have the option to request a match postponement. Essevee is now using that. After all, the merger club has to deal with a corona wave.

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The first match day after the winter break will be completed in the highest football class next weekend. Just before the winter break, the competition match between KV Kortrijk and Antwerp had to be postponed due to a corona outbreak among the visitors.

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