Kompany's father elected Belgium's first black mayor

Author: George Ernest Asare
Pierre Kompany

 

Pierre Kompany  has topped the poll for the municipality of Ganshoren in Brussels to become the first black mayor in Belgium.

He is  the father of  skipper  Vincent Kompany of Manchester City who also plays for the Belgium national football team.

Mr Kompany who arrived in Belgium in 1975 as a refugee from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo  became  actively involved in politics in 2006 as a councilor  and took a seat in the Brussels regional parliament in 2014.

In spite of his involvement in politics, it was  his sons, Vincent Kompany of English Premier League club Manchester City,and  Francois who  plays for Belgian side KSV Roeselare who made him popular in Belgium .

The football stars have already congratulated their father in an Instagram post shared with Vincent's 1.6 million followers.

"History! We are so proud of you dad," he wrote. "He's the first black mayor in Belgium - it's never happened before, it's historic.... congratulations to my dad!" Vincent said.

Adding, Vincent  said, "It was long overdue but it's progress. Massive congrats!"