Bakadal out for season

R. Excelsior Mouscron striker Claude Bakadal will miss the rest of the season after knee surgery.

Claude Bakadal, the R. Excelsior Mouscron striker, will miss the remainder of the Belgian first division season after undergoing knee surgery.

Cup hope
The news is a setback for the club as they attempt to protect a 3-0 first-leg lead in Wednesday night’s Belgian Cup semi-final second leg away to K. Sint Truidense VV. Mouscron are seventh in the league.

Cruciate ligament damage
The 24-year-old Bakadal only recently made his way back into the first team after a stomach operation but has now suffered cruciate ligament damage. The Frenchman, who signed from Grenoble Foot 38 in 1999, will be out for at least four months.