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Ex-Leeds man Kemar Roofe sends Instagram message after making Anderlecht debut

Kemar Roofe of Anderlecht looks on prior to the Jupiler Pro League match between RSCA or Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on August 09, 2019...

Leeds United parted ways with Kemar Roofe in the summer as they replaced their striker with Eddie Nketiah.

Kemar Roofe of Anderlecht during the Jupiler Pro League match between RSC Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Lotto Park on August 9, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

Kemar Roofe made his first appearance for Anderlecht since leaving Leeds United in the summer and he stated on Instagram that he is pleased to have got the 'job done' after a 'dramatic' debut. 

Anderlecht netted an extra-time winner to beat Beerschot 3-2 in the Belgian Cup, with Roofe's replacement, Isaac Kiese Thelin scoring the winning goal. 


It was Roofe's first start for Anderlecht since leaving Leeds, and it is fair to say that it's a debut that he will remember for a long while. 

After the game, this is what Roofe posted on his personal Instagram account, with his ex-Leeds teammate, Tyler Roberts simply responding with a message saying, 'he's back'. 

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Dramatic debut last night but we got the job done #RSCA #COYM

A post shared by Kemar Roofe (@roofe) on

Roofe was a surprise departure at Elland Road over the course of the summer, with his replacement, Eddie Nketiah fitting in well since his arrival.

The Arsenal loanee is yet to start a Championship game for the Yorkshire outfit, but he has netted on four occasions in all competitions [transfermarkt]

Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in Leeds, England.

There are calls for Nketiah to be given his first league start at the weekend when Leeds take on Charlton Athletic at the Valley. 

As for Roofe, he has a chance to make a name for himself in Belgium, where he will be working alongside Premier League legend Vincent Kompany. 

Initially, Kompany went in as player-manager and one of the things he did was bring Roofe to the club, but after a poor start to the campaign, he gave up his managerial role on matchdays [BBC Sport]

Vincent Kompany of Anderlecht and Alexis Saelemaekers of Anderlecht look dejected during the Jupiler Pro League match between Club Brugge KV and RSC Anderlecht at Jan Breydel Stadium on...

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