Ex-professional Fabian Boll returns to the soccer stage as assistant coach at SC Condor in the Oberliga Hamburg, Schalke’s U-23 coach was a guest at the academy of the Italian record champions Juventus and Jahn Forchheim has an acute goalkeeper problem in the final stages of the season – here are the most important news from the leagues.
In the main profession police officer: After the reactivation of former international Marcell Jansen at Hamburger SV III now also provides the SC Condor in the Oberliga Hamburg with the commitment of Fabian Boll as future assistant coach for attention. The 38-year-old laced for 14 years the shoes for the second division FC St. Pauli, completed for the Kiezkicker more than 300 league games. Until the summer of 2016, “Boller” also co-coach at St. Paulis U 23. SC Condor, also known as “birds of prey”, the full-time police officer Boll is the new season assistant to the former co-trainer Olufemi Smith, the 2008 Stefan Raab defeated in the show “Schlag den Raab” and won 2.5 million euros. Smith moves to the new “boss” because Christian Woike has announced his departure. Olufemi Smith and cult kicker Fabian Boll know each other from common days at FC St. Pauli. Smith played from 2004 and 2006 for the reserve of Kiezklubs. The coaching team will be completed by Co-Jasper Wehrt, who has been working as a guest student at the DFB Stade base since July 2017.
Cinel at Juventus: For Onur Cinel, coach at the U 23 of FC Schalke 04 in the Oberliga Westfalen, was during the preparation of a very special date on the program. The 32-year-old A-license holder was invited by the Champions League participant Juventus Turin, presented in the Juve academy of the Italian record champion co-developed by him game interpretation of Schalke “Knappenschmiede” and practical implementation in training and competitions. “The lecture I gave in English was a very nice experience,” says Cinel. Sporty it does not run as desired for the “Royal Blues” in the Oberliga Westfalen. With ten points behind leaders 1. FC Kaan-Marienborn, the Gelsenkirchen remained far behind their own claims until the winter break. With a victory on Sunday (from 15 clock) at SV Lippstadt 08, the Schalke U 23 wants to start the start of a successful recovery.
Ratingen cooperates with Fortuna: The talks have been going on for some time, now it’s official. Ratingen 04/19, sixth in the Oberliga Niederrhein, has signed a cooperation agreement with second division league leaders Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Sportpark Keramag. Both clubs are now working closely together in the field of junior staff and regularly exchange information with each other. Most recently, Ratingen’s 2nd Chairman Michael Schneider and Sporting Director of the Youth Department, Martin Hasenpflug, were present at the groundbreaking ceremony for Fortuna’s new youth development center and clarified the final details of future cooperation.
Forchheim go out goaltender: A few weeks before the start of the season final spurt Bayernliga Nord has promoted Jahn Forchheim a serious goalkeeper problem. Patrick Oeser has dislocated his shoulder in the test match against the regional league SpVgg Bayreuth (2: 6). Earlier, Tino Stahl, who had suffered a torn ligament in his knee, had already caught. In the winter break, a promising talent was brought to Forchheim with Steve Chatzigeorgiou from the county league taillight 1. FC Burk. The problem: The 19-year-old is eligible to play for Forchheim only from 16 April. The 49-year-old goalkeeping coach Thomas Oppelt could once again move between the posts as a possible “temporary solution”. “Injuries are part of football,” says coach and former professional Christian Springer and remains quite calm. The 46-year-old, who completed a total of 163 Bundesliga appearances and ended his career at 1. FC Koln 2006, now hopes Timo Stahl will return in time to start running.
Uphusen upgraded: To prevent the threat of relegation from the Oberliga Niedersachsen, the TB Uphusen has upgraded during the winter break mighty. Coach Fabrizio Muzzicato, who had replaced his brother Benedetto (now head coach at the regional league BSV Black and White Rehden) in September, umspannte the squad vigorously. Bremer SV, leaders in the Bremen league, were brought with Ole Laabs, Frithjof Rathjen, Philipp Rockahr, goalkeeper Christian Ahlers-Ceglarek, Sebastian Kurkiewicz, Vafing Jabateh and Mert Bicakci no less than seven players. “I know a lot of guys from my own time as a coach at Bremer SV, I even played with Kurkiewicz, Laabs and Ahlers-Ceglarek,” says Muzzicato. Also new to the team are Thomas Celik (formerly SSV Jeddeloh), Kevin Artmann (BSV Black and White Rehden), David Airich (Rotenburg SV), Dennis Janssen (Altas Delmenhorst) and center forward Yagmur Horata (BSC Hastedt). “We really want to stay in the league and are now much better positioned,” said Muzzicato.
Professional contract for Sickinger: Carlo Sickinger made a big career jump at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. The 20-year-old will wear the jersey of the “Red Devils” in the next three years. The former U19 captain has become a leading player in the U23 of the FCK in the Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz / Saar, now signed his first professional contract with the Palatinate. In his first senior season, the defensive midfielder already completed 23 regional league appearances. Currently there are 17 games, because he had temporarily stopped a broken nose. Sickinger has to wait for a job with the pros, but was already in the squad. “With Carlo, we are tying another talent from our own offspring to the FCK in the long term. He has a good understanding of the game and a remarkably calm and mature style of play, “says Boris Notzon, sports director license area at 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
Ostermann to the series champion: Elard Ostermann, who can look back on 36 Bundesliga inserts for Hamburger SV, VfL Bochum and Hannover 96 during his active career, has found a new job. The 49-year-old will coach in the next season in the series champion and current leader TuS Dassendorf in the Oberliga Hamburg. The Ligaprimus has ten points ahead of promoted FC Teutonia 05 Ottensen, is about to win the fifth championship in a row. Elard Ostermann, who also gets a new co-coach with Mirko Petersen, succeeds in Dassendorf the succession of Peter Martens and Thomas Hoffmann, who will stop as a coaching team at the end of the season. As a coach Ostermann led the Lueneburg SK Hansa in the Regionalliga Nord, could establish the team there.
Ruess makes PK skip: The catch-up game in the Oberliga Niederrhein between the ETB Schwarz-Weib Essen and promoted 1. FC Monheim (0: 0) ended in a scandal. Guest trainer Dennis Ruess sent off the press conference at the Uhlenkrug because the Essenes had, in his view, tackled FCM striker Leroy-Jacques Mickels (22) too hard during the match. “The lawn was frozen rock hard. Because Leroy-Jacques could only be stopped on this ground with rude means and then injured, I wanted to set an example with my action, “says Ruess. The 22-year-old Mickels, younger brother of the twins Joy-Lance Mickels (FSV Wacker Nordhausen) and Joy-Slayd Mickels (Alemannia Aachen), had fallen so badly on the shoulder after a foul that he had to be replaced early and this week first could not train. Already last year, the climber had suffered personal setbacks with the severe injuries of Miles Adeoye (Achilles tendon tear) and Gordon Weniger (broken arm and shoulder).