Eupen have today announced that their Qatari ownership has provided a capital increase of €6m. In a statement released via the club website, the increase is described as being a means to strengthen the financial stability of the club. The announcement comes at an interesting time for the club, with the Pandas very much in the relegation dogfight. They are hoping that Ed Still, brother of Will Still, will be able to keep them in the Pro League.
At the weekend they drew 4-4 with fellow relegation strugglers Oostende, meaning that Eupen are four points above the relegation zone. In the remaining five matches, Eupen face a combination of European chasing and relegation fearing sides. Their next two games are against Gent and Anderlecht, both looking to have a shot at European football next year. They then face Kortrijk, who are just behind them, and Zulte Waregem who are second bottom. The latter have just sacked head coach Mbaye Leye. They finish their season with a tough fixture against Club Brugge.