After a rather disappointing passage at FC Koln, Birger Verstraete decided to return to the Jupiler Pro League last summer. This is how the midfielder started working at Antwerp FC. There he had a changeable adjustment period, but he has now found his way.
Verstraete initially had to fight to get playing time, but in recent weeks he has grown into a regular starting player. And also off the field, the 26-year-old seems to feel good at the Great Old. This emerged from a video interview on the club's YouTube channel. In it, he also shared a hilarious anecdote about teammate Nana Ampomah. The Ghanaian winger could not believe his eyes when RAFC recently took on KV Kortrijk.
After all, Ampomah was surprised by KVK midfielder Julien De Sart. He looked a lot like his own teammate ... Alexis De Sart.
"Nana did not understand that someone was playing at Kortrijk who looked so well like Alexis De Sart. He and Julien De Sart have been playing together in Belgium for several years, but apparently Nana spent 40 minutes on the couch talking about it. the match was made clear to him that it was actually his brother. He was not good about that," said Verstraete.