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While eight footballers’ associations are preparing themselves for this weekend’s FIFPro Tournament, two other associations organised their own match for players looking for a new contract: Greece and Bulgaria.

 

In the Greek city of Thessaloniki, the PSAP welcomed their Bulgarian colleagues of ABF in the Kaftazoglio stadium, the home of Iraklis FC. For both players’associations it was their first international match against another footballers’ union. Team PSAP proved to be the better team, beating Team ABF with 3-1.

 

Mila Hristova, spokeswoman for the Bulgarian association, does not mind the defeat. ‘The most important thing is, that there were agents and delegates from football clubs attending this event’, she said, looking back at the match in Greece.

 

 

‘There was a big interest in the players. Two of our players already received offers for ASRodos; Hristo Kostov and Tsvetan Antov. And I think we will receive other offers from Greece, because some agents have contacted us.’

 

Before their match in Greece, Team ABF played two friendlies in Bulgaria, These did not go unnoticed either. Zdravko Stankov earned himself a contract with PFC Vidima-Ravovski Sevlievo, a team from the Bulgarian B Division. Two Bulgarian clubs made offers to two other players, who will be tested by them: Georgi Georgiev at PFC Sliven and Nikolay Hadzhinikolov at PFC Bdin Vidin.