KYIV. Oct 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Artificial coating for football fields will be produced in Ukraine, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has stated.
“In the near future we will open a plant for production of coating for football fields, since it is very important for us to have a specialized football ground at every stadium, and ideally in most schools,” Poroshenko said during a working trip to Ivano-Frankivsk region.
According to the presidential press service, Poroshenko visited the newly constructed football stadium for children and youth and amateur football and presented awards to the winners of the Hat-Trick Arena Cup tournament.
He also congratulated the Ukrainian football clubs Dynamo and Zarya with successful performances in the UEFA Europa League and the Prykarpattia local team with a successful performance in the Ukrainian Cup.
The head of state expressed confidence in the “fantastic future” of Ukrainian football.
“The future is not in the purchase of foreign stars. The future is in our children’s football, our football school and the state’s concern for the younger generation,” he said.