Father of Kompany elected mayor of Brussels municipality

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku, right, celebrates with teammate Vincent Kompany after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Belgium and Switzerland at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

BRUSSELS — The father of Belgium defender Vincent Kompany will become mayor of a Brussels municipality after his party won Sunday's elections.

The Manchester City defender says in a video message that his father is the "first black mayor in Belgium — ever" before erupting in cheers.

Pierre Kompany, who came from the former Belgian colony Congo, and his party agreed to a coalition with two other groups to take over in Ganshoren, a town of about 25,000 people which is part of the Brussels region.

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