Akpoguma to go out on loan to Hannover
TSG Hoffenheim have approved a loan deal which will see defensive player Kevin Akpoguma join fellow Bundesliga outfit Hannover 96 until the end of the current season. The 23 year old central defender is contractually bound to the Kraichgau side until 30 June 2021. Akpoguma made a total of 10 appearances for TSG this season, eight of them coming in the Bundesliga with the other two in the Champions League. Akpoguma will undergo his medical in the new year.
''We've spoken to Kevin and both parties have decided that what's best for his development at the moment is to be playing as many top-level games as possible. After discussions with the management of Hannover 96, we all came to the conclusion that there is a clear opportunity for him there and we consequently decided to go through with the loan deal,'' said TSG director of football Alexander Rosen.
Philipp Nunninger is SWR's sports hero for 2018
TSG fan Philipp Nunninger has been crowned SWR's sports hero for 2018. After a public vote, the 34-year-old from Weinheim (pictured on the right with TSG president Peter Hofmann) has been announced as the winner of the award. Philipp doesn't let his down syndrome get in the way of playing for two football teams and occupying the role of vice chairperson of the inclusive Hoffenheim fan club, which regularly involves organising away trips for over 150 club members. TSG would like to congratulate Philipp on his award!
Demirbay and Hübner named in Kicker's team of the day
After their performances in the 1-1 draw with FSV Mainz 05, Kerem Demirbay and Benjamin Hübner have been named in the ''team of the day'' by football magazine ''kicker''. This is the second time that Demirbay has been included this season, with Hübner on the other hand making his first appearance of the season.