Officially: The SL BENFICA Football Club opens the BENFICA Football Academy in Ukraine.
On February 20, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, an agreement was signed on opening the BENFICA Football Academy in Ukraine.
The document was signed by the legendary football player, and now, the sports director of SL BENFICA, Rui Costa (Rui Costa) and the director of the BENFICA Football Academy in Ukraine, Maria Krivopishina. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Portugal Inna Ognivets attended the signing ceremony. The signing of the agreement took place in a solemn atmosphere, at Estádio da Luz, the home arena of SL BENFICA.
The first school of the Football Academy BENFICA Ukraine will be opened in Kiev, in April 2019.
The BENFICA Football Academy in Ukraine is a modern football academy for boys and girls from 3 to 16 years old. Training of young football players will be held according to the exclusive methodology of SL BENFICA, under the guidance of Portuguese coaches with a UEFA Pro license.
The opening of the BENFICA Football Academy in Ukraine will contribute to the development of relations between Ukraine and Portugal.