4 Including a varied supporting programme, the party also served as the conclusion of the extremely successful Football Development Programme, in which the Blue and Whites cooperate with Schächter Sports and the local partner VJSS.
The Lim Coffee House in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, was bursting at the seams. In addition to the more than 60 participants and almost 20 coaches who received their certificates for successful participation, another good 100 guests came and turned the café into a sold-out blue and white fan mile. The only thing missing was a fitting final result.
Nevertheless, the conclusion was extremely positive. Andreas Kluy, Head of Sales at VfL Bochum 1848, said, “We are overwhelmed by this great response and are very pleased that our work in Vietnam is being honoured in this way. The exchange with current and former players at eye level is very important to us and with our fan parties we have achieved another next step in our development on the ground, in addition to our work on the training pitch.”
With Gerrit Holtmann, who unfortunately had to miss the derby due to injury, and VfL legend Dariusz Wosz, two top-class interviewees were on hand to answer the questions of the fans in Vietnam digitally before the game and during the half-time break. Holtmann in particular, who is known to play for the Philippine national team, had to answer various questions about VfL Bochum and its connection to Asian football.