Pavelko begins new term in Ukraine

Andriy Pavelko has been given a new five-year mandate as president of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU), with development work high on his list of priorities.

Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) president Andriy Pavelko
Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) president Andriy Pavelko ©FFU

Andriy Pavelko has been re-elected as president of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) for a five-year term at the association’s Congress.

Pavelko, who is 41, was elected to the FFU executive committee in 2003, and became association vice-president in September 2012. He served as FFU interim president from January 2015, before being elected as president in March of the same year.

Following his election, Pavelko outlined the FFU’s plans for the coming years. “Our strategy contains several stages,” he said, “the first being set for 2020, and which includes programmes for stadium development, coach education, administration and the development of regional football, as well as a new system of talent training."

“We are united in understanding that it is necessary to have a clear philosophy and plan of future actions", he added. The FFU president’s term of office was increased from four to five years under new statutes approved by the Congress.