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Monday, 03 June 2019

Well known persons on KDB Cup

In addition to Kevin De Bruyne, Red Flame Tessa Wullaert also came to Drongen. The two-time Golden Shoe joined De Bruyne at Manchester City last season and immediately took the FA Cup. She was very happy to make time for an extensive photo and signature session with the fans.

National coach Roberto Martínez came to the KDB Cup for the first time, both on Saturday and on Sunday. “This is really a tournament that Belgium can be proud of: perfectly organized down to the details, from the care for the experience by the fans to the state of the grass. For me personally it is a unique opportunity to see young Belgian talent at work against peers from abroad and to be able to compare. But especially for the players themselves, tasting such an intense experience is particularly instructive. An excellent case for the future of our football.”

Worldkeeper of the year 1987 Jean-Marie Pfaff was also one of the remarkable guests at the KDB Cup. Mister El Sympatico himself felt at home among all that young football violence. He greeted numerous promises from different countries, such as Josh Clarke from Chelsea FC, best goalkeeper KDB Cup 2019.

G-football at the KDB Cup: "Heartwarming passion"
Just like Kevin himself, the KDB Cup also has a big heart for athletes with a disability. That is why G-football demonstration matches were again organized on Saturday afternoon. "With the KDB Cup, the experience always comes first, both on and off the pitch," says KDB Cup President Paul Naudts. "That is why we also give children and adults with disabilities the chance to shine during our tournament. The passion with which they play football is heart-warming."

Former judoka Gella Vandecaveye, who is a meter of G-Marke, and Miss België 2019 Elena Castro Suarez: they came along on Saturday to kick off the match between G- football Marke and G-Jago Sint-Amandsberg. G-Cercle Brugge played against G-Ajax Amsterdam.

Check the photo gallery!