Just a few weeks ago, Kortrijk’s new owners, the Kaminski Group, were announced and presented by the club. However, as Het Nieuwsblad are reporting, the promised €17m that is to be paid to Vincent Tan to acquire the club has not yet been paid. The current, or former owner, has issued a warning to the Kaminski Group that should the payment not be paid by July then he will look to sell to another party. Burnely’s owners had been interested prior to the Kaminski Group’s purchase and could therefore return for a second time.
The owners in waiting have said that it is merely a logistical issue of opening a bank account in Belgium. This has caused a lot of concern amongst fans and those within the club about how the club might be run by the group in the future. On the pitch, time is running out before the new season starts next month. The side currently does not have a head coach in place, with Joseph Akpala taking training. The former striker has made it clear he prefers to work a few more years as a coach before going into the top job. With the delay’s, any transfer activity has also been put on hold. For a side that only just avoided relegation last season, this is a major concern.