A few weeks ago I visited the KNVB in The Netherlands, my former employer from 2001-2009. During these years I worked very hard to lift Futsal to a higher level. Unfortunately I didn’t get all the support I expected.
After 10 years I was immensely surprised to be placed amongst the big shots of Dutch Football like Cruyff, Neeskens, Robben, Van Persie, Gullit and Coach Rinus van Gaal in the Wall of Fame. I was even more surprised when they showed me the “Seyster Nachtwacht”, a painting named after the famous “Nachtwacht” where I’m transformed to the “Piekenier”. It gave me a wonderful feeling that there are still people at the KNVB who esteemed my work; thank you for that!
Last but not least I want to congratulate the KNVB/Netherlands with winning the tender for the European Futsal Championships in 2022 and I hope that all clubs and everybody who disposes the Futsal well, will visit the EC Futsal. And if it becomes a success, I’m sure that the responsable people inside the KNVB will set up a new route for Futsal.