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Captain resigns after shock penalty miss



The captain of Belgium soccer club KAA Gent, Ilombe Mboyo, has apologised to fans and given up his post following an embarrassing penalty miss at the weekend.

Mboyo, a 25-year-old striker who has played twice for Belgium, had the chance to level the score in the 15th minute of Saturday's match at home to Waasland-Beveren, but gently side-footed the spot kick wide.

Mboyo confronted fans at the end of the match, which Gent lost 2-0, and appeared to lose his cool.

During an unscheduled news conference on Monday, Mboyo said he was sorry and asked for Gent fans to accept his apology, although he said his post-match outburst had been provoked by racist comments from a few supporters.

"Maybe I would not have reacted if I wasn't captain. To show that I shouldn't have done so, I will no long wear the captain's armband," he said.

Gent are without a win in eight matches. They have a Belgian Cup quarterfinal tie on Tuesday against league leaders Anderlecht, who thrashed them 5-0 in October.



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