Andriy Shevchenko elected Ukrainian football association boss

Andriy Shevchenko elected Ukrainian football association boss
# 25 January 2024 19:30 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine's most celebrated footballer Andriy Shevchenko was elected president of the country's football association (UAF) on Thursday, pledging to develop the sport amid the Russian invasion, APA reports citing AFP.

"A big and responsible task lies ahead -- to develop Ukrainian football in the most difficult time in the history of Ukraine," Shevchenko said on social media site X after his appointment.

The 47-year-old told a press conference in Kyiv he would strive to advance the game in the "very difficult conditions of the full-scale war".

The former Chelsea, AC Milan and Dynamo Kyiv striker also pledged to stamp out corruption at the body, following a graft scandal that saw his predecessor arrested on fraud charges.

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