Sports News of Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Ex-Ghana international Anthony Baffoe has expressed delight after being named as a member of the Bundesliga Legends Network.
The former FC Köln star is among nine ex-professionals Jiayi Shao and Jörg Albertz (China), Steven Cherundolo (USA), Pavel Pardo (Mexico), Wynton Rufer (Oceania ), Bum-Kun Cha (South Korea) and Paulo Sergio ( Brazil ).
As faces of the Bundesliga, these ex-players will be making several appearances, for instance at fan and media events, as coaches at football camps, at CSR events or as experts in various shows of our partner broadcasters in order to boost the popularity of the Bundesliga globally, and especially in their respective homelands.
In 1983, Baffoe became only the third-ever player of African origin to make the step up to the Bundesliga.
He went on to notch up 199 matches in the top two divisions for 1. FC Köln, Rot-Weiss Oberhausen, Stuttgarter Kickers, S.C. Fortuna Köln and Fortuna Düsseldorf, scoring 19 times.
Baffoe Tweeted: ”Proud to be part of the Bundesliga Legends network @Bundesliga_EN #thank you DFL-thank you Bundesliga..can’t wait for the league to start!.”