Hertha BSC appoints new captains

The Belgian national player Dedryck Boyata has been appointed captain of the football league Hertha BSC.

The 29-year-old takes the place of Vedad Ibisevic, who has emigrated to Schalke 04. As the Capital Club announced on Tuesday, in addition to Boyata, Niklas Stark, Peter Pekarik, Marvin Plattenhardt and Mathew Leckie were also elected to the team council.