The record national player, Lothar Matthews, has once again called for a whole new start in the leadership of the German Football Association (DFB).
“It must be eliminated,” said the 60-year-old at Sky TV, in light of the continuing dispute in the leadership of the German Football Association over President Fritz Keeler. The heads of regional and state associations in the Federal Football Association had called for Keeler’s dismissal on Friday evening. Secretary-General Friedrich Curtius, Vice President Rainer Koch and Treasury Secretary Stefan Osnabrug were also criticized. “You pollute football,” Matthew said.
The former captain of the national team found there was “only one against each other” in leadership of the federation. “It’s not just Keeler and Curtius, everyone is involved,” Matthews said. At a meeting of the Presidency, Keeler referred to Koch as “Friesler” and likened him to Roland Friesler, president of the People’s Court under National Socialism. He has repeatedly apologized for this, but has not yet implemented the required resignation. The German Football Association sports court wants the delicate Nazi settlement case to be closed by the end of May. – d b a