German football legend and former captain of the national team, Lothar Matthäus is expected in Kenya to mentor young football players.
Kenyan pay TV, StarTimes and the Bundesliga, have been collaborating to take Bundesliga legends to Kenya and have them mentor upcoming football players in the country. From 19th and 20th September, will see Lothar Matthäus become the fourth Bundesliga retiree to visit the country after Sunday Oliseh, Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu.
“We are all looking forward to having the legend in the country, his contribution to the sport is immense, he will not only be motivating upcoming talents but also sharing tips with fellow coaches,” Kenyan Coach Rashidi Shedu explained.
Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), Riruta Youth Sports Association (RYSA) and Star Soccer Academy are the three football academies that have been earmarked to benefit from the clinics that will be conducted by the former Bayern Munich player.
Lothar Matthäus is best known for his versatile playing skills, first as a midfielder then as a sweeper at the end of his career. He was the captain of West Germany’s national team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup. This catapulted him to become the first person and only German to be named the FIFA World Player of the Year. Having taken part in five world cup (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998), he currently holds the world record for the most World Cup matches played by a single player (25 games).
If you’re not into football and live in Germany, you might know Lothar from his interesting love life or his English.
PS: I had to share this video of Lothar speaking English 😀 (I’m Lothar Matthäus, I’m going to visit you in 1920 😆 )