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February 19, 2018

German legend Matthäus expected in the country next week

Former World Cup and German Bundesliga winner, Lothar Matthäus, is expected in the country next week for a series of football activities.

Matthäus, Germany’s most capped player will be in the country on September 19 and 20 courtesy of paytv provider StarTimes as part of the Bundesliga Legends Tour, where he will undertake various footballing activities.

Key in his tour will be a football clinic involving Riruta Youth Sports Association (RYSA), Star Soccer Academy and Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) at the latter’s headquarters in Ruai on September 20. He is also scheduled to meet former world javelin champion and Olympic silver medallist Julius Yego at Mysa grounds on the side-lines of the football clinic being an effort to further inculcate professional talent management at the international level for the young participants. StarTimes director of brand marketing and public relations Japheth Akhulia Matthäus’ visit will serve as a major career boost to the upcoming players as they interact with one of football’s most accomplished legend’s.

“Upcoming football talents will have an opportunity to learn from one of the most accomplished football stars. As a brand, we are committed to not only bringing affordable access of the Bundesliga across Kenyan households but to equally inspire and grow the future Kenyan internationals,” said Akhulia. Now aged 56, Matthäus played 464 Bundesliga games for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich, scoring a total of 121 goals. As well as winning seven German league titles, he captained the German national team to victory in the 1990 World Cup in Italy, and was the World Footballer of the Year in 1991.

“Matthäus will also be taking to the studio to commentate on the high-level Bundesliga clash between Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich as a guest pundit as we complement our exclusive broadcast of the Bundesliga with expert analysis,” added Akhulia. The ‘Bundesliga Legends Network’ — for which Matthäus is the captain — consists of ex-professionals who are active in key target markets as brand ambassadors of the Bundesliga.

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