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David Kappel

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About davidk

Your Quote/Motto

“Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win."


I’m Soccer-Laduma’s international football specialist.

Brief Career Background

I played semi-professional football in Germany, finished a Bachelor degree and worked for a German NGO which used football for HIV Awareness in South Africa. I came for the 2010 World Cup and fell in love with the country and a girl. My heart never left, the rest is history... I also did a Sport Management/Communication certificate with FIFA at NMMU.

Some of your Passions

Passionate about German and English football. I’m passionate about David Moyes NOT being the right coach for Man U. I also like playing 5s and run/cycle when I find time. Often I end up in front of my computer playing Football Manager.

Things Only My Friends know

Favourite Sports Teams

Bayer Leverkusen, Man United

Most memorable game

Played – My German regional cup final where I almost scored a R1m goal in front of 2.500 fans. Watched – 1999 Champions League final (Man U – Bayern 2-1)

All-time favourite football players

Michael Ballack, Arturo Vidal

Team that will win the 2014 World Cup


Favourite Coach

Juergen Klopp, Jose Mourinho