Russian Premier League club Terek Grozny in formerly war-torn Chechnya is to be renamed after the regional leader's dead father.
Terek Grozny CEO Akhmed Aidamirov said on Tuesday that the club, which have previously won the Russian Cup, will be renamed Akhmat Grozny after Akhmat Kadyrov, the father of current regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
"There was a multitude of requests from fans," Aidamirov said, according to state news agency Tass. "We will try to be worthy of this name."
The name change...
French club Lyon have completed their first signing of the summer by securing a deal for Poland defender Maciej Rybus.
The 26-year-old left-back, who can also play as a winger, joined from Russian side Terek Grozny.
He has been hired by the French league runner-up as a replacement for Henri Bedimo, who left for Marseille.
Rybus has 41 caps with Poland but is not playing at the ongoing European Championship because of a shoulder injury.