Evening reception in Abu Dhabi with 150 guests
Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga International and Al Maskari Holding hosted an evening reception on Tuesday with guests from the local political and business communities in attendance.
Together with Bundesliga International and Al Maskari Holding, Eintracht Frankfurt invited around 150 guests from the political and business communities to an evening reception on Tuesday, with the German ambassador to Abu Dhabi, Götz Lingenthal, among those present. Axel Hellmann, Nabyl Al Maskari, Lothar Matthäus and Robert Klein welcomed the guests in stylish outdoor surroundings.
Nabyl Al Maskari, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Maskari Holding, described Eintracht as a "close partner" and said he had "the team in his heart," because they had been unable to travel to Abu Dhabi due to the short winter break. "It's a privilege to be able to work with Eintracht," he said alongside his mother, Dr Shaikha Al Maskari, one of Abu Dhabi's most influential women.
Hellmann continued, speaking of "a friendship with the Al Maskari family," before adding that "nowhere else on earth do we have such a close relationship."
Eintracht board member Hellmann also greeted the delegation from fellow Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg who were present in the Emirates Palace.
Matthäus, who once coached Niko Kovac in Austria and played alongside Eintracht board member Fredi Bobic for Germany, described the Bundesliga as a "great competition," and had further words of praise for Eintracht Frankfurt: "I like their style of play. It's very physical and full of passion."