Gazprom Neft CEO Dyukov named new Russian Football Union president

Gazprom Neft CEO Dyukov named new Russian Football Union president

Chief executive of Russian oil major Gazprom Neft Alexander Dyukov was elected president of the Russian Football Union (RFU).

The voting to elect the new head of Russia’s governing football body took place today at the RFU extraordinary conference in Moscow.

All candidates wishing to run in the election had the time to submit a set of required documents with the RFU Election Committee by January 13. Dyukov was the only candidate, whose documents were submitted before the deadline and accepted, TASS reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko announced in mid-December at the RFU Executive Committee’s session his decision to resign as the RFU president. Sergei Pryadkin, the president of the Russian Premier League (RPL), was appointed the acting RFU president until the Union’s presidential election on February 22.

RPL President Pryadkin said later that he had no plans of submitting his candidacy for the RFU presidential post and would serve as the acting president in Russia’s governing body of football until the elections in February.

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