FC Dynamo Kyiv will host FC Oleksandria within the Ukrainian Premier League matchday 8.
The game will take place on September 18 at the NSC Olimpiyskyi. Kick-off – 19:30.
President: Serhiy Kuzmenko
Head coach: Yuriy Hura (Since 2021)
Home ground: Nika Stadium, Oleksandria
Current UPL position: 3rd (W-4, D-2, L-1, goal difference – 8:5)
2021/2022 UPL goalscorers:
2 goals – Tretiakov
1 – Babohlo, Hryn, Kaliuzhnyi, Kovalets, Spinelli, Ustymenko
In 1948, they formed a team in Oleksandria that was called Shakhtar. They featured in USSR lower leagues for quite a while. The team performed in class B for nine years.
In early 1990s, after Shakhtar were disbanded, FC Polihraftekhnika took up the initiative. In 1991, the team won amateurs group stage competition and then finished third in the final contest in Mariupol. In professional football, Polihraftekhnika hit the podium in Ukrainian First and Second leagues numerous times.
On July 1 2014, PFC Oleksandria and PFC UkrAhroKom merged and since then FC Oleksandria represent the town. The top achievement of the team is 2018/2019 UPL bronze.
Oleksandria represented Ukraine in euro cups three times. In 2019/2022 season they reached the Europa League group stage and finished fourth opposing Wolfsburg, Gent and Saint-Etienne.
Recent matches: W-D-W-D-W
2021/2022 season state of affairs
Due to the reconstruction of the turf at their home ground, Oleksandria had to play six starting games of the season away. Yuriy Hura’s men are doing a good job. They’ve defeated euro cups clubs FC Zoria Luhansk (1:0), FC Shakhtar Donetsk (2:1) and FC Kolos Kovalivka (1:0). They’re third in the league table after 7 matchdays with 14 points.
After the previous season, the gaffer Volodymyr Sharan left the team.
So have 12 players: goalkeeper Yuriy Pankiv, defenders Pavlo Pashayev, Roman Vantukh and Valeriy Bondarenko, halfbacks Dmytro Hrechyshkin, Valeriy Luchkevych, Yevhen Banada, Artem Hordiyenko, Bohdan Myshenko, Vadym Yanchak, Dmytro Shastal and forward Artem Sitalo.
Goalkeepers Valentyn Horokh and Heorhiy Yermakov, defenders Andriy Tsurikov, Burama Fomba, halfbacks Yuriy Kopyna, Serhiy Rybalka, Olexandr Demchenko, Volodymyr Odariuk, Serhiy Hryn, forwards Oleh Kozhushko and Claudio Spinelli.