Interim Charleroi manager Frank Defays has ommitted on loan Senegalese striker Youssouph Badji from his squad to face Antwerp. The club has announced that only Stefan Knvezevic and Jules Van Cleemput are out with injuries.
Charleroi’s strikers, including Badji, have struggled to find the net on a consistent basis this season. With the depature in the summer of Vakoun Bayo to Watford and Anass Zaroury to Burnley, the striking position appeared to be there for Badji. However, the 20 year-old has only managed to score one goal in ten matches this season. Last season Badji spent half of the year with Stade Brestios 92 in France, where he failed to find the net in 11 games.
Badji has played 33 times for his parent side Club Brugge, scoring seven goals in the process. His contract with Club expires in 2024.
Charleroi face Antwerp without their recently sacked manager Ed Still, who was released by the club following a 4-1 defeat away to Cercle Brugge. They have been recently linked with a move for their former coach Felice Mazzu.