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Eight players are missing for FC Gießen before their home game against FC Astoria Walldorf in the Südwest regional football league. Coach Cimen is positive, Andreas Dechert is no longer part of the coaching team after his criticism of the club’s management.

  • FC Gießen coach tested positive for Corona and is in quarantine
  • 17 players are available for the Saturday game against Astoria Walldorf
  • Andreas Dechert is no longer part of the regional soccer division’s coaching team after criticizing the club’s management

FC Gießen is noticeably affected by the corona virus at the end of November 2021, but will play its home game on Saturday against FC Astoria Walldorf (2 p.m., Waldstadion) as of Friday afternoon. 17 players are currently available, according to the regional league statutes there must be at least 16 in order to avoid a corona-related cancellation. The players at FC Gießen who tested positive also include coach Daniyel Cimen, who speaks of a “mild course”, is in quarantine and will follow the Saturday game via a personally provided live stream.

FC Gießen: Michael Fink takes the initiative as coach in the home game against Walldorf

In addition to the long-term loss of Nejmeddin Daghfous and the demoted Nikita Marusenko for Saturday’s game, FC are missing Aykut Öztürk, Frederic Löhe, Leonidas Tiliudis, Gianluca Lo Scrudato, Giuseppe Burgio and Ben-Luca Fisher. “The situation could be better, but we have to accept it that way,” said the coach. “We would have liked to have had better preparation for the game” – the FC’ler completed runs by Thursday and have been training again since then under the guidance of Michael Fink, who is now the first coach at the start of the second half against Walldorf Co-trainer Marco Vollhardt is also out of action due to illness (not Corona). Marcel Niesner from the youth and goalkeeping coach Elvir Smajlovic will be on the sidelines.

FC Gießen: Cimen wants to describe impressions during the half-time break via phone call

During the half-time break, coach Cimen wants to describe his impressions by phone and thus contribute to the targeted third success in a row. Most recently, FC Giessen won twice in a row and re-established the connection to the non-relegation places of the Southwest Football Regionalliga.

It was clear that corona cases could occur. You have recently seen that with other regional league teams.

FC-Trainer Daniyel Cimen

“We hope that the guys will take the positive flow with them,” says Cimen. “We are playing against a direct competitor, we want to make the home game successful.” Walldorf is currently three points ahead of FC, the third from bottom of the Southwest season. The mood is mixed, as the coach admits: “A game cancellation would have meant another week in England. Everything always has its advantages and disadvantages. At the moment it is simply part of our life situation. It was clear that corona cases could occur. You have recently seen that with other regional league teams. ”

FC Gießen: Andreas Dechert is no longer part of the coaching team

In addition, it became known that Andreas Dechert, previous rehabilitation and athletic trainer, is no longer part of the coaching team at FC Gießen. Last week, Dechert criticized the club’s management by speaking of “completely unscrupulous and unscrupulous behavior” and saying: “Limits have been reached here that fall short of human dignity. It has nothing to do with sport. “Head coach Cimen now says about Dechert’s personnel:” There was a decision by the club that I accept. ”

The environment waited in vain until Friday noon for a statement announced by Emergency Board member Turgay Schmidt for this week in view of the late October salaries paid out recently.

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