In The Hat | Christian Kabasele

Who would play you in a film of your life? 
Denzel Washington. He’s my favourite actor and it would be nice for him to be in my shoes and explain my world. 

World Cup Final, penalty shoot-out, are you taking one?  
No! We have a lot of good players for Belgium who can take them better than me, so it’s not my job.

Who’s the best set-piece taker you’ve played alongside?
Kevin De Bruyne. He is a fantastic player, his technique is incredible and he can pretty much kick it where he wants. I think he has two hands rather than feet! They’re magic.

Kabasele & De Bruyne featuring together as Belgium Under-19 teammates in 2009

Who was your childhood team? 
Arsenal. I started watching them during the time Thierry Henry was playing, so it’s nice he is one of my coaches in the national team now.

If you weren’t a footballer, what would you have been?
I started studying law during my college years, so maybe a lawyer. 

Who’s the toughest striker you’ve faced? 
Laurent Depoitre. I played against him last season in the Belgian league and now he is at FC Porto, but he was the strongest and most powerful I played against. 

If you could trade places with a teammate for a day, who would it be? 
Troy Deeney. He’s the captain and normally the captain has the advantage that no-one else does, so I’d say Troy!

Kabasele would most like to trade places with captain Deeney

Apart from football, which sports do you enjoy watching or playing? 
I like the NBA. I watch a lot of basketball and sometimes tennis. 

What’s the best ground you’ve ever been to? 
For the moment it has to be Anfield. The result wasn’t what the team wanted, but the stadium is incredible. 

What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
I like to go to New York. I’ve been twice and it’s a big city with a lot of things to do. It’s very nice. 

Article first published in The Hornet (Watford FC match programme)


Trust | Watford Team Take On Nightrider

This weekend a team of ten Trust supporters are taking on the London Nightrider Challenge 2017, in aid of the Hornets' Community Sports and Education Trust. 

The night-time charity bike ride will see cyclists ride past sights of England’s capital city such as Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral, as they raise money for Watford FC’s self-financing registered charity. 

Get to know our riders below, and donate by following the links! 

David Frost


Having completed the Nightrider challenge before, Hornets fan David decided this year he wanted to raise money for the Trust as it ‘embraces Graham Taylor’s vision and principles’. Cycling alongside a lifelong Chelsea fan, David is determined to beat him.

Liam McGarry


Media man Liam has been putting in the hours in training as he takes on the challenge for a charity that does ‘incredible amounts of work in the local community’.

Steve Scott


Admitting that he’d ‘never done anything like this before’, Steve is looking forward to putting himself to the test. Steve chose the Trust after being impressed by the refurbishment of a rundown community centre in Meriden.

Jonathan North


The gloves are off as Wealdstone FC goalkeeper Northy swaps The Stones' kit for cycling shorts. Having represented his country he is now looking to conquer the London Nightrider challenge.

Lady Hornets – Carol Robinson, Maxine Robinson and Cherry Schomberg


Tackling the challenge head on, these ladies are keen cyclists and are ready to take on Nightrider as a team. Always positive, the Lady Hornets can’t wait to get started!

The Berko Bikers - Kate Campbell, Claire Prunty, Angela Proctor


From the rolling hills of Surrey to the mighty mountains of Majorca, these ladies are seasoned cyclists who are always looking for their next challenge…bring on the Night!

The Trust would like to wish the team the best of luck and thank all those that are supporting. You can find out more about them at www.watfordfccsetrust.com.