Seraing will simply enter first division next season. The club was promoted through the jump-offs from the second division, but an investigation was still underway against the people of Liège as a result of tampering with corona tests. In that file, the club and the board were not prosecuted. However, there may still be penalties against individual members of the club.
The investigation is now continuing against Peter Kerremans. Before the game against Lommel, team manager Kerremans darkened three positive corona cases among Seraing players to let those players play.
This was due to an identity change. Kerremans claims he did this on his own, without informing anyone at the club. He has since been fired. The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office could not find any evidence to indicate that the club itself was involved in this, so that there will be no prosecution for Seraing as a club. “Based on the currently known elements in the file, the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office has decided not to prosecute the club RFC Seraing or its board members. This section has thus been completed for the time being,” it says in a press release.
Kerremans himself is still facing a penalty. “We split the investigation. The second part concerns possible violations of the Federal Regulations by individual affiliates of the club RFC Seraing. This investigation is still ongoing and is in its final phase.”