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Vincent Kompany's father is Belgium's first black mayor

PROUD: Vincent Kompany (left) and his father Pierre (right)

MANCHESTER CITY play Vincent Kompany has congratulated his father, who has become the first black mayor in Belgium.

The footballer and his brother Francois posted a video on social media stating how proud they are of their father, Pierre, on his election win.

Taking to Instagram, Kompany said: "History! We are so proud of you dad. Came over from the DR Congo, as a refugee, in 1975. Now gained the trust of your local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium! It was long over due but it’s progress. Massive congrats!"

The player added that his father had arrived in Belgium from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1975 as a refugee and has since "gained the trust of [his] local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium".

Mr Kompany, 71, was elected mayor of Ganshoren after his party agreed to a coalition with two other groups on Sunday.

Ganshoren is a town of about 25,000 people within the Brussels region.

He was previously a local councillor in 2006 before wining a seat in the Brussels regional parliament in 2014.

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