Jong Genk kicked off the season in the Challenger Pro League against SK Beveren at home on Sunday. Newly appointed manager Jelle Coen immediately was responsible for a first in Belgian professional football in his first official match. Starting this season, players have been allowed to take part in professional football from the age of 15 – a year younger than last season. The Genk coach immediately took advantage of this opportunity by sending on Konstantinos Karetsas (19/11/2007) and Brad Manguelle (27/11/2007).

Karetsas immediately made himself known with a defence-splitting pass to Kelvin John who scored to make it 1-0 and decide the match. In one move, Kos became the youngest player ever involved in a goal in the Challenger Pro League.

“It's no secret that we were a big advocate for lowering the age limit to 15 years. With this match, we immediately put words into action,” says Stijn Haeldermans, technical coordinator of Jong Genk, with a wink. “Educating young players and giving them opportunities to develop themselves is the core of our vision at KRC Genk. The fact that “Kos” immediately showed his value for the team today makes it a beautiful response."