Tabea Kemme will not be the new president of Turbine Potsdam after a marathon voting session saw her lose by 110 votes to 100 to the 73-year-old incumbent, Rolf Kutzmutz.

WIESBADEN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 20: Tabea Kemme of Germany gestures during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Championship Qualifier match between Germany and Iceland at BRITA-Arena on October 20, 2017 in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)
WIESBADEN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 20: Tabea Kemme of Germany gestures during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Championship Qualifier match between Germany and Iceland at BRITA-Arena on October 20, 2017 in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

In voting that took place on Friday evening, and was concluded just before midnight, the former Arsenal player narrowly missed out to the old white dude in her bid to become the first female president in the women’s Bundesliga.

In the end, Kutzmutz’s team won almost all board positions in the election. Ulrike Häfner and Uwe Reher received majorities for the role of joint Vice-President. Ex-Turbine player, Stefanie Draws, will be the new treasurer. Gordon Engelmann, Susanne Lepke and Rick van Riemsdijk were elected as assessors.

Kutzmutz took over as president in 2015 but Turbine Potsdam have failed to win anything in that time, heading now towards a decade without a trophy.

You can read more about the internal battle at the club as the old fought to cling on in the face of Kemme’s challenge, here.

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