Arokodare Addresses Relationship with “Betrayed” Anderlecht Fans


KRC Genk striker, Tolu Arokodare has shed light on the strained relationship with Anderlecht fans.

Arokodare, who initially seemed set to join Anderlecht during the last January transfer window, has admitted that he continues to receive abusive messages in Belgium because of his last-minute switch to KRC Genk.


Genk secured the Nigerian striker’s services as a replacement for Paul Onuachu, who had left the Belgian Pro League team to sign with Southampton.

Tolu Arokodare’s abrupt change of destination on the deadline day stirred discussions, and it’s evident that Anderlecht’s supporters are still resentful about his decision to abandon their club after completing medical tests with them.

In an interview the Festac-born star explained that he opted for Genk over Anderlecht due to a more advantageous deal. He further discussed his decision to join Genk, stressing that it wasn’t solely about financial gain.

He told OJB Sport that Genk’s position in the league and their eagerness to purchase him played a pivotal role in his choice, making him feel more valued compared to Anderlecht’s loan offer.

Arokodare made his mark with a late goal for Genk in the first league game of the season, and he celebrated this by waving to the Anderlecht fans, a gesture that some interpreted as disrespectful.

Nevertheless, he clarified that this gesture was not intended to provoke, but rather to acknowledge his critics, particularly those who had sent him offensive messages since his move to Genk in January.


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