Also that: RWDM supporters clubs boycott the match in Genk
12 de February, 2024
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RWDM will not have to count on much support in Genk on Saturday afternoon. After all, all supporters’ clubs have decided in joint consultation to boycott the away match.
The move to vice-champion Genk had already been mentioned in the agenda of the RWDM supporters. The PhD student started the season against Genk and then suffered a 0-4 defeat at home. RWDM had to take revenge in the Cegeka Arena, because every point is now important in the relegation battle.
Igor De Camargo – or the new trainer if he arrives by then – will have to do without away fans during his baptism of fire as T1 (ad interim). The RWDM supporter clubs sent out a joint communiqué explaining why they will not be there on Saturday. The complete loss of the club’s identity is at the top of the list, but the continued lack of commitment from the players and the management’s complete lack of connection with the supporters are also cited. The supporters emphasize at the bottom of the communiqué that it is a non-violent (but clear) signal.
It remains to be seen how long De Camargo will be at the head of RWDM. RWDM announced on Sunday that several job interviews will take place with candidate trainers this week.
It is highly doubtful whether Hugo Broos is one of those candidates. The fact is that a number of supporters on X (formerly Twitter) launched an online campaign to bring the current national coach of South Africa back to the Edmond Machtens Stadium. The 71-year-old from Humbek, who won bronze at the African Cup last weekend, started his coaching career at RWDM in 1988, with which he was relegated from the first class in his debut season. Under the leadership of Broos, the Molenbeek team immediately became champions in the Second Division the following season. (mdv)