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Ghent-based start-up SCARAB Sports has brought in a major reinforcement at the end of the transfer window to help build its story and realize its international ambitions in the sports world. Former Red Devil, Gentenaar and captain of the Buffaloes, Vadis Odjidja has become an important pawn in the sports-tech start-up since the closing of the transfer period.
The midfielder has not only invested, he will also be active as a co-director to take SCARAB Sports to the next level.

In August 2020, the sports-tech start-up SCARAB Sports was founded by 3 young entrepreneurs: Tanguy Ongena, Matthias Seghers & Oliver Francx. During a university project, they found out that in football there is a big focus on the physical and medical aspects while cognition, fastball handling, and decision making are at least as important. The start-up wants to make measurable what is currently not measurable. “We want to use our technology called “PL8 [pled!” to focus on measuring and training technical-cognitive skills. Specifically, how quickly does a player make the connection between collecting information, processing this information, and ultimately carrying out the technical action correctly.

“This is ground-breaking in current football,” says Odjidja. After closing partnerships with KAA Gent, OH Leuven and Royal Antwerp FC, the young start-up continues to knit one big news piece to the next.