Alexander Dyukov elected to take charge of Russian Football Union

Baku, February 22, AZERTAC

Alexander Dyukov, the chief executive of Russian oil major Gazprom Neft and the chairman of the Board of Directors of Zenit St. Petersburg football club, was elected president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) on Friday, TASS reported.

The voting to elect the new head of Russia’s governing football body took place at the RFU extraordinary conference in the Russian capital on February 22.

"Thank you for the support and trust, it is very important for me personally since it is not only a grand honor, but a huge responsibility as well," Dyukov said addressing the participants of the election conference.

"We are setting difficult tasks, but it makes them interesting to accomplish," he said. "We will be working as a single team, we all understand what we have to do and I believe we will manage everything."

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