‘The confidence is back,’ said a satisfied Feyenoord head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Friday afternoon, two days ...
Ruud Gullit has been looking over the Feyenoord Fetteh Footbal Academy as part of his current visit to Ghana. The Feyenoord coach was given a guided tour of the compound and watched two matches. Gullit admitted to being very impressed with the project. ‘I’m proud to be able to work for a club that has developed such an initiative,’ said Gullit during a well-attended press conference held at the Academy.
Gullit’s presence has certainly not gone unnoticed in Ghana, where the temperature hits forty degrees early in the day. The most common question is what has happened to his dreadlocks.
Gullit was honorary guest at a Unicef reception Tuesday afternoon, at which the Ghanaian minister for sport expressed his delight at the arrival of the Feyenoord coach. The minister expressed his hope that the interest Gullit has shown in the well-being of the children of Ghana would stimulate more reflection on the importance of sport. The minister also mentioned the partnership programme between Feyenoord and Unicef and the related HIV/Aids information campaign.
Gullit travels to Tamele Wednesday, where he’ll spend a few days visiting a number of additional projects realised with the assistance of Feyenoord and Unicef.
Back in Rotterdam, Petrovic and Duut have taken charge of daily training.