The team will be able to resume work only after the end of hostilities.
The president Gums Vladimir Levin said that the project was developed team recoverywhich consists of several stages, and will require significant investments.
“The recovery system will be as follows: in order to launch the Chernihiv Desna, it is necessary to build a stadium. We made a project for a children’s academy. When we rebuild the children’s academy (the project will cost about 1 million 300 thousand US dollars), the next issue will be the renewal of the team.”
“Once we have the field, we will start rebuilding the team. In the process, we will begin the renewal of the Gagarin Stadium: on the terms of a public-private partnership. We already have a stadium project.”
“But today the priority task is to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine as much as possible, so it’s too early to talk about the timing of the restoration of the first Desna team: when the war began, I thought that we would win in one month. I still believe that in a month Ukraine will celebrate the victory. So, immediately after the Ukrainian victory, it will be possible to talk about the exact timing of the restoration of the Desna.
Earlier, the head coach of Desna, Alexander Ryabokon, said that the club would be ready to resume its activities when the hostilities in Ukraine ended. You will also have to wait for the end of the war to restore the stadium in Chernihiv destroyed by Russian troops.
Recall that in the summer, Minister of Youth and Sports Vadim Gutzeit said that the restoration of sports infrastructure in Chernihiv would require at least $14 million.
Recall that the stadium named after Yuri Gagarin, the home arena of the UPL Desna club, was subjected to enemy shelling in early March, when Russia was actively destroying the infrastructure of Chernihiv.
It was reported that Germany and Borussia Dortmund would help restore the Yuri Gagarin Stadium. Also, the arena can be renamed in honor of Andriy “Sheriff” Kozachenko, a fan of the Chernihiv team, who died in February defending the city from Russian invaders.