Hicham ben Hammou, former coach of Vamos FC here in Indonesia, played last week in Bratislava with his Dutch Club FC ‘t Knooppunt in de second preliminary round of the European Championship. Only the group winner could qualify for the last 16, which will play in November in four poules for the final round.
What nobody expected did happen: after losing their first game they recovered and won the two next games. As the mutual result against Slovan Bratislava was better, FC ‘t Knooppunt became group winner. This is also important for next year as the Dutch champion might not have to qualify in the preliminary rounds.
Congratulations to the team, my friend coach Hicham ben Hammou and Jamal El Ghannouti, national player in my team when I was National Coach of Holland and ofcourse lots of success in November!
Photo: FC ‘t Knooppunt