Former Ukraine, Chelsea and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko has a brand new objective – to assist elevate funds for rebuilding his nation following Russia’s invasion.
President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned Shevchenko, whom he met in Kyiv on Wednesday, had been appointed the primary ambassador of UNITED24, a fundraising initiative to gather donations for the ”restoration and improvement” of Ukraine.
”Andriy, along with his work and sporting achievements, gained nice confidence on the worldwide stage,” Zelenskiy wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
”And now he has a brand new mission – to inform the world in regards to the occasions in Ukraine and direct his authority to extend worldwide help to our state. I’m certain that’s all for you it’ll work!”
Shevchenko, now 45, is broadly thought to be his nation’s best ever participant. He performed for Ukraine 111 instances, scoring 48 objectives, and represented Dynamo Kyiv earlier than enjoying overseas. He was the nationwide workforce coach for 5 years till final August.