Legendary football player of Kyiv Dynamo Andriy Biba visited Poltava to congratulate young Poltava sportsmen. The final of the first stage of the All-Ukrainian Backyard Football Championship in honor of Andiy Biba and Volodymyr Muntian took place in Poltava on Children’s Day.
“Backyard football is the basis of professional football. It’s very good that they began to revive him, because it is from simple guys that you can bring up real football players. Almost all Ukrainian football players have passed this way,” Biba said.
In the competitions that were held with the support of the Department for Family, Youth and Sports of the Executive Committee of the Poltava City Council, players of two age categories, born in 2001-2002 and born in 2003-2004. More than two dozen teams – 16 senior and 10 junior — took part. Football matches were held on pitches belonging to the Poltava State National Pedagogical University named after V. Korolenko and at Dynamo stadium. .
In the older group, the young Vorskla players celebrated victory, and Meteor took top honors in the younger group. The best goalkeepers, attackers and defenders received prizes, as did each team member.