Botev (Plovdiv) starts preparation for his visit to Ludogorets. The Yellow and Black had their first activity of the week after getting a break on Sunday. The Canaries held a morning training in the gym and then went out to the field.
Jonas Tamm is absent from the group, who is with the Estonian national team and Faustas Steponavicius, who is with the Lithuanian youth national team up to 21. Atanas Chernev began a standard training process after recovering from an injury and is at the disposal of the senior coach. Amadu Dumbuya continues his individual recovery.
In the days leading up to the match with the Eagles, Botev’s footballers will train once a day, except for Tuesday, when they will hold two-time activities at the Nikola Shterev – Starika Sports Complex. Dushan Kerkez will make an official debut as head of the Canaries on Saturday at 20:00. at the Huevefarm Arena.
After the completion of a training session, the club made a special announcement. A total of six football players from Botev (Plovdiv) will participate in a camp meeting of the Bulgarian youth national team up to the age of 15.
These are the “canaries”: Ivaylo Ganchev, Gabriel Kerezov, Daniel Chaushev, Peter Bajrakov, Dean Nestorov and Vasil Ivanov. The “Lions”, up to 15 years of age, will play two friendly matches with the Montenegro team. The doubles will be held on September 12th and 14th at the Boyana National Football Base.
Another moment of celebration for Botev as yesterday, Botev (Plovdiv) juniors up to 10 years old won the Gold Cup Kranevo 2023 tournament.
The Canaries won over Lato (Svishtov) 5:3, over Fairy Tales (Dobrich) 5:1 and lost to Levski (Sofia) 2:4 in their group phase. In the semifinals, Botev’s youth faced Beroe (Stara Zagora) and won with a decisive 3:0, qualifying for the tournament final.
His rival was Levski (Sofia). In regular time, the result was 3:3 and 11-meter penalty kicks were executed. In them, the “Canaries” won 5:4 and thus won the trophy. Marcello Grivov was chosen “Most Valuable Player”.