The town of Surdulica was a venue of a ceremony. A mural dedicated to the Head Coach of the National Team of Serbia Dragan Stojkovic was officially presented to public at the halftime of the Super League match between Radnik and Kolubara, in a place alongside the mural of the legendary Argentine football player Diego Armando Maradona.
“It is a great honor that I am in Surdulica today and to receive such a reception.
My origins are from this region, so I can’t say I’m a guest here. I don’t know how I deserved something like this, but I’m glad that people from Surdulica came up with such an idea. This is a nice example for children who came to see us, so that they can achieve the results that I had as a player, but also now as a coach, “said Dragan Stojkovic, the Head Coach of the National Team of Serbia.
During his stay in Surdulica, Dragan Stojković visited the premises of FC “Radnik” accompanied by Novica Tončev, the member of the Executive Committee of the FA of Serbia and Stanislav Tončev, President of FC Radnik, and he attended the match, from VIP Box, between the home team and FC Kolubara from Lazarevac, which ended in a draw 1:1.
Previously, he was a guest in the Municipality of Surdulica, where he was welcomed by President of the Municipality, Aleksandra Popović. “It is a privilege that the Head Coach is here with us today. We congratulate him once again on a great success he achieved in the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and he absolutely deserved to have a mural alongside of one of the best football players in the World, Diego Armando Maradona, “said Novica Toncev.