Ostend was very close to a cup final, but had the ticket for the Heysel still at AA Gent. “After the match the qualification is still lose it is for my players to be very tough,” responded KVO-coach Gert Verheyen.
Ostend was in the return of the semi-finals to 2-0, but Ghent stronger after two late goals back. In the penalty shoot-out drew the Buffalo’s at the longest end.
“It looked very long, but then it goes wrong”, hiding Most of his disappointment. “A tap, but we have this season already had so it may be there still in. Especially for my team, this is tough, both mentally and physically. As a player of Oostende, you have not much chances of a cup final to play. If you are so close to, that is.”
AA Gent, and not Ostend, take in the semi-final on 1 may in the Brussels King baudouin stadium against KV Mechelen. Malinwa defeated Tuesday Union in his own house with 1-2. The first leg between the two teams from the Proximus League was 0-0 ended.