SAINTS: Obafemi stars as first interviewee

By SFC Media time Thu 01 Aug Saints v FC Koln
Photo by James Bridle | Michael Obafemi

Southampton’s matchday programme is back with a brand-new look, and supporters can get their hands on issue one this Saturday when FC Köln visit St Mary’s.

SAINTS is welcoming in the 2019/20 campaign with a combination of exciting new features and some reliable old favourites, with not one but two bespoke covers for the club’s final friendly of the summer.

On top of that, the publication is available at the cheaper price of £3 for 68 pages of original content.

Ryan Bertrand is the cover star, but it’s teenage striker Michael Obafemi who is our first feature interviewee, as the Irish international lays out his ambitions to build on a season that took him from the high of becoming Saints’ youngest Premier League goalscorer, to the low of seeing only 20 minutes of competitive action this side of Christmas due to injury.

DUBLIN, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Michael Obafemi of Southampton FC during a feature photoshoot pictured at Carton House Spa and Resort for Pre-Season Training on July 24, 2019 in Southampton, England. (Photo by James Bridle - Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
A mean-looking Michael Obafemi poses for photos in Dublin, the city of his birth

Elsewhere, find out everything you need to know about German second tier champions Köln in our visitors’ section, while Ralph Hasenhüttl pens his manager’s notes and Jannik Vestergaard is the voice of the dressing room in the players’ column.

There is extended coverage of a gruelling pre-season trip for the Academy, and an update on Southampton FC Women’s summer progress as Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side gear up for their first season in the FA Women’s National League following last season’s runaway promotion.

Elsewhere, our historians continue to provide a welcome dose of nostalgia and a nod towards Saints’ pre-seasons of yesteryear, while there is plenty to keep the kids entertained at half time in our bumper junior section, featuring Sammy and Mary Saint.

Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse.

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