Former head coach of the Ukrainian national team Andriy Shevchenko resigned from the post of vice-president of the Olympic Committee “due to the composition of the participants”. Vadim Gutsait was re-elected head of the NOC, among its representatives were Grigory Surkis and Nestor Shufrich.
Andriy Shevchenko, the former coach of the Ukrainian football team, refused to work in the National Olympic Committee. According to Shevchenko, Ukraine pays an infinitely high price for freedom – with the lives of its citizens, so you must be worthy of them. The former football player announced this on his Facebook page.
Shevchenko declared that he would be happy to help in every way possible for a common victory in the most difficult period in the history of Ukraine. But at the same time, it cannot stay in NOC with its current structure.
“I consider it an honorable job in the National Olympic Committee, I understand the importance of its development. At the same time, I cannot stay in the NOC with such a composition,” Shevchenko said.
According to him, Ukraine “pays an infinitely high price for freedom with the lives of the best Ukrainians. And we must be worthy of them.”
The day before, Andriy Shevchenko was elected vice-president of the NOC. Vadim Gutsait was re-elected President. The current president of the NOC received 83.6% of the vote, while the winner of the Tokyo Olympics, Jean Beleniuk, received 14.97% of the votes.
NOC also included:
- Grigory Surkis;
- Nestor Shufrich;
- Oleksandr Usik;
- Marina Bekh-Romanchuk;
- Lilia Podkopayeva and others.
Following Shevchenko’s resounding statement, Hryhoriy Surkis and Nestor Shufrych wrote their own statements to NOC President Vadim Gutsait, announcing their withdrawal from the Ukrainian NOC.
Will Shevchenko lead the UAF?
The authors of the Dynamo Kyiv Inside Telegram channel admit that Shevchenko will become the head of the Football Federation of Ukraine. Well-known former Dynamo players – Shevchenko, Yarmolenko and Rebrov – noticed in Kiev on the eve.
“Each of them plans to find a job in the Ukrainian capital next year. Each has their own plans,” the message says.
It is assumed that Sergei Rebrov will lead the national team after Alexander Petrakov, the coach of the current team. Because Andriy Yarmolenko, captain of the Ukrainian national team, will move to Dynamo. His contract with the Saudis expires in the summer of 2023. Shevchenko will replace Andriy Pavelko as head of the UAF.
Recall that after the rocket explosions, the Polish national football team flew to the World Cup in Qatar-2022, accompanied by F-16 warplanes.
Previously Focus Qatar reportedly left fans without beer. Alcohol will not be sold in stadiums, although Middle Eastern country officials have previously reported their readiness to make concessions.