Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FC Rossiyanka To Show More Skin To Boost Ticket Sales

In a gutsy move for women's football,FC Rossiyanka from Krasnoarmeysk near Moscow are going to show a lot of skin in order to fill the stands with spectators upon seeing gate receipts continue to tumble this season.

Founded in 1990, FC Rossiyanka have won the Russian Women's Premier League three times, in 2005, 2006 and 2010, and qualified for the recently established Women's Champions League twice - both times reaching the last-16. 
But coach Tatyana Egorova says that, despite their success, they are still under-rated and hopes the publicity stunt will help money matters off the field. 

'We are the best women's team in Russia and have won many championships, even representing our country in the UEFA Champions League,' Egorova explained.
'But few people have ever heard of us and we don't get many people coming to games so we've decided to give our profile a boost by appearing in bikinis.
'We hope it will also improve the numbers of tickets we sell.
'We think it's a good idea - our players are beautiful, great athletes and determined to win.'

Unsurprisingly, their publicity photo shoot to promote the event is already receiving pretty good coverage on mainstream news networks in Russia.
FC Rossiyanka has South Africa's Njandeni Nompumelelo and  Nigeria's  Oghiagbehva Emueje on their pay roll.

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