Fans of Germany’s most capped player Lothar Matthaus will have the opportunity of meeting him when he visits Nairobi on September 19 and 20. The captain of the Bundesliga Legends Network will make his maiden tour of Kenya to showcase Bundesliga as one of the most popular and successful football leagues in the world.
He will introduce Kenyan football fans and upcoming talents to the features of Germany’s top flight league while also undertaking several media engagements to promote the Bundesliga league.
The former scoring machine is also expected to meet with the Olympic javelin silver medalist Julius Yego at the Mathare Youth Sports Association grounds on the side lines of the soccer clinic, as an effort to instill professional talent management at the international level for the participants.
The visit is organised by Pay television Company StartTimes Media, who are the official Bundesliga broadcast partners, in association with Bundesliga. Mathare Youth Sports Association, Riruta Youth Sports Association and Star Soccer Academy are the football academies expected to benefit from a detailed soccer clinic whose aim is to transfer football practices to the upcoming Kenyan football generation.
Speaking during the announcement, StarTimes Director of Brand Marketing and PR Mr Japheth Akhulia noted the boost Matthaus’ visit will have on local talents, “The visit of Lothar Matthaus is a huge boost to Kenya’s upcoming football talent as they will have an opportunity to learn from one of the most accomplished football stars.”
Now aged 56, Lothar Matthaus played 464 Bundesliga games for Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Bayern Munchen, scoring a total of 121 goals, winning seven German league titles. He captained the German national team to 1990 world cup glory in Italy and was named “World Footballer of the Year” in 1991.
The Bundesliga brand ambassador since 2015 is also expected to take to the StarTimes studio to commentate on the high level Bundesliga clash between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Munchen as a guest pundit.