“We are very happy that this has now worked out. I’ve been in contact with him for almost two months,” says Günter Gabriel, sporting director of the NSC. The 31-year-old was no longer happy with the financially troubled Bruckers – who, as is well known, will stop playing immediately – but still scored seven times this year. Last season, however, he scored as he pleased, and with 24 direct goals he also took the top scorer’s crown in the Ostliga. In Lower Austria he earned above average, how can Neusiedl even afford that? “I got him a job. So he will not get more from us than everyone else. That was also clear from the start, ”Gabriel puts a stop to speculation.
The veteran becomes a “bargain” so to speak. “Matus fits perfectly into our salary structure!” The same applies to Karim Sallam, who comes from league competitor Mauerwerk. “A real playmaker, with his creativity he will liven up our offensive,” knows coach Stefan Rapp. And with the two new kickers, the worries about relegation should probably have been rid of prematurely. Meanwhile, Francis Enguelle will leave the club, with three more to follow.