Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola received a football for speaking out against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The football which is a Champions League ball was signed by Ukrainian soldiers, who have been fighting for their country since February.

Other football players that appended their various signatures include; Oleg Smaliychuk, who has been an intermediary of players such as the Real Madrid’s Andriy Lunin, is one of the people who have signed the ball.

In February, Guardiola voiced his support for Ukraine as well as his appreciation for the positive reaction to the situation.

“It’s a concern,” said Guardiola. “In the country where our player [Oleksandr Zinchenko] was born, innocent people are being killed.

“How are you going to feel? I guess that’s how it feels. The club is close to him. Of course. he has our support, we are living every day together and he knows we are here. You have our unconditional support.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email:, phone number: +2348063046744.

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