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Zviad Sichinava

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 18.20CET
Zviad Sichinava
GFF president Zviad Sichinava ©Badri Ketiladze
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 18.20CET

Zviad Sichinava

Nationality: Georgian
Date of birth: 25 April 1966
Association president since: 2011 (caretaker since 2009)

• After earning an economics degree from the Abkhazian State University and studying radio-electronics in Ukraine, Zviad Sichinava was a director at Teresa Durova's Clown's Art Theatre in Moscow from 1995-2005 before moving on to a career in finance. In 2005-06 he was a financial director for the "Russian Restoration" company.

• First took an active interest in football administration in 2006 with the foundation of FC Baia Zugdidi; the club now competes in the Georgian top flight with its boarding school regarded as the most important footballing academy in western Georgia.

• Caretaker president since 2009, Sichinava was elected Georgian Football Federation (GFF) president in January 2011. "I have resources and want to help Georgian Football," he said. "I am ready to handle problems; if I wasn't, I would not have stood for this post."

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