Lower Saxony and Bremen
New head of the supervisory board in Braunschweig
Braunschweig (dpa / lni) – The third division soccer team Eintracht Braunschweig made more personal decisions before the main match at VfL Osnabrück. Former MP Jens-Uwe Freitag was elected chairman of the supervisory board of the professional football outsourcing company. The 57-year-old executive is CEO of the energy company BS Energy. The new president of Eintracht, Nicole Kumpis, is his substitute. The committee also extended the expiring contract with commercial director Wolfram Benz for three years. Eintracht announced both on Friday.
The internal election of a new chairman of the supervisory board and the election of Kumpis as president of the parent association were made necessary because his predecessor, Christoph Bratmann, had not received enough votes to be re-elected as president of the association in November. As a result, the SPD politician also lost his seat on the supervisory board of Eintracht Braunschweig GmbH & Co. KGaA.
The Braunschweig team will play the biggest game at VfL Osnabrück on Saturday (2pm / NDR and MagentaSport). “It’s a great game with a lot of spectators. It’s tingling. Both teams are in good shape,” coach Michael Schiele said Friday. Some 1,100 fans want to accompany Eintracht to Osnabrück.