The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov is ready to employ convicted Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev, who made a “big mistake”.
There are big problems in Russian football. This conclusion was made by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, who responded to the court’s decision in the case of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev.
According to the politician, the FC in Russia relies on foreign players and foreign players, which is why 90% of the funds go abroad. Therefore, the focus must be on preparing our players that take care of the honor of the Motherland.
“There is an absurd situation when a country with almost 150 million people depends on the game of foreigners. We need to change the strategy of football development and focus on our own strength,” RBC quoted him as saying.
As for Kokorin and Mamaev, athletes alleged to have committed “a big mistake”. However, the verdict will distance them from football.
Despite this, Kadyrov is still ready to employ them in FC “Akhmat”.
We will remind, Alexander Kokorin was sentenced to one and a half years of imprisonment, and Pavel Mamayev – to a year and five months.