In Kryvyi Rih, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Hirnyk football stadium, where FC Kryvbas played its first match after the revival. The local team played a Ukrainian Cup match, and its opponent was FC Cherkashchyna.
The Head of State took part in the opening ceremony of the match, making a symbolic first hit from the center of the field.
Before the game, Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the locker rooms of both teams and talked to the players.
In a conversation with Kryvbas players, the President noted that the revival of the club is a great happiness for the whole of Ukraine, and wished the team to give its fans only positive emotions during the game.
"It's a great happiness for us. This is a great brand. I myself visited all the matches when I was a little boy. I congratulate you on your revival and wish you only victories. Good luck!” Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the players.
The footballers presented a team T-shirt with the number 12 to the President. This number is used to mark the fans in football.
In addition, the Head of State left the first signature on the symbols of Kryvbas in honor of the first match.
Finally, Volodymyr Zelenskyy took a memorable photo with the players of the revived club.