RWD Molenbeek have collapsed, the latest victims of European club football’s financial slump.
RWDM were formed in the first place by a merge between financially threatened Racing White and Daring Molenbeek and secured the league title two years later. They were relegated from top to third division at the end of last season because of their debts and then failed to meet a federation-imposed deadline to straighten the books.
In the league at the weekend, former national manager Robert Waseige continued to find the going tough as his new club, Standard Liege, were held 3-3 by Charleroi. Standard had lost 3-0 to Mouscron the previous week.
At the top Anderlecht, Brugge and Lokeren remained joint level on points after securing their second wins of the new campaign.
Anderlecht, third last season, beat promoted Mechelen 4-1 with goals from Ivica Mornar, Gilles De Bilde and two from South Korean World Cup hero Seol Ki-hyeun. Brugge, second last term, beat Beveren 3-0 on strikes from Andres Mendoza, Gaetan Englebert and Birger Maertens (penalty).
Lokeren beat Germinal Antwerpen 3-1. Runar Kristinsson, Arnar Gretarsson (penalty) and Sambegou Bangoura scored the goals.