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African Star Wears Rival’s Kit To Force Transfer

African striker Didier Lamkel Ze arrived at his club’s training ground on Tuesday wearing the kit of their bitter rivals in order to force a transfer.

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The 24-year-old forward reportedly wants to join Greek Super League side Panathinaikos in January after featuring in just five matches in the Belgian First Division this season.

On Tuesday, he arrived at Antwerp’s training ground wearing a shirt of bitter rivals Anderlecht – the club Percy Tau spent on loan in the first half of 2020/21 – but was denied access.

His arrival ended in a scuffle with security as he tried to force his way into the training centre.

The 24-year-old striker, who represented Cameroon once in November 2019, has since apologised for his actions, saying he hopes to be selected by new coach Franky Vercauteren, who was appointed on Tuesday.

"I want to apologise to the club and to the Antwerp supporters, because they are magnificent and wonderful supporters, they have always supported me,” Lamekl Ze said in a social media video.

"If I reacted like this it is because my head was somewhere else (the transfer...), it was not easy for me.

"I really, really want to apologise for this gesture. I do not forget neither my teammates in the locker room or the technical staff who have supported me since my arrival here.

"I am available for the club if the new coach needs me. I hope to find the supporters very soon on the pitch."

Lamkel Ze joined Antwerp in 2018 and has since made 69 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals.

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