Vandrezzer FC will be the official Nigerian partner of Bundesliga giants 1.FSV Mainz 05 in their Digital Talent Day which holds tomorrow, Sunday April 11, 2021 simultaneously at Mainz Stadium, the Opel Arena and Vandrezzer’s homeground, Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium. Soccerhub can confirm
The international activation event which kicks-off by 09:00 Nigerian (10:00 Hrs German time), is aimed at celebrating Mainz 05, with emphasis on reaching out to young players in Nigeria.
Mainz 05 has a very good history with Nigeria as three Nigeria Internationals have featured for the Club, Anthony Ujah, Leon Balogun and Taiwo Awoniyi.
Apart from a special training session with the young footballers handled by Mainz 05 academy coach Meba Karnekpe, tomorrow’s event will also feature a question and answer session with Mainz 05 legend Christof Babatz; Football Freestyle with renowned German freestyler Samuel Berger; plus other side attractions like shout-outs from 05 players to Nigerian football fans.
Meba is a very well known Youth Coach of the academy of Mainz 05. He is of Ethiopian descent and has been with the Mainz Academy for two years. Before he went to Mainz he was divisional youth director of the big traditional club Kickers Offenbach.
Christof Babatz is a legend of the club, current U19 assistant coach, first ever Goal Scorer of Mainz 05 in the history, 90 Bundesliga Games for Mainz 05, Hannover 96 and Hamburger SV.
From the Nigerian arm, there’ll be a parade of U-14 players who will thrill us with some ball work; and the presence of the youngest of our VFC squad, led by our academy coach and former Nigeria International Defender, Andrew Uwe, who played and cut his coaching teeth in Germany.
The power-packed event will be a prelude to Sunday’s Week 28 Bundesliga game between Mainz 05 and FC Koln, taking place by 17:00 GMT at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany.
The Digital Talent Day partnership with Mainz 05 is the first in a series of alliances with the German club, as VFC continues the drive of being a global brand.