Report: Spurs pre-season friendly raised more than £500,000 for Ukraine

It has been revealed that Tottenham Hotspur’s pre-season friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk this summer raised £505,000, which will go to charitable causes supporting Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens in the ongoing conflict in the country.

Tottenham’s first home game under their new manager, Ange Postecoglou, was a 5-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk back on August 6.

A four-goal haul from Harry Kane stole the headlines that day, and was actually the final time Spurs fans would see the striker in action for the club.

Young striker Dane Scarlett completed the rout in the 94th minute, with his first senior goal for Tottenham.

The match also bore some significance due to the fact that the Lilywhites had signed Manor Solomon on a free transfer from the Ukraine outfit over the summer.

Due to the Annex 7 clause in FIFA’s ruling, clearing any non-Ukrainian for a free transfer away from Ukrainian clubs.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 6: James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur is surrounded by Shakhtar Donetsk players during the pre-season friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Shakhtar Donetsk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 6, 2023 in England. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Spurs v Shakhtar raises funds for Ukraine

Russia’s continued occupation of Ukraine has left the country’s football clubs in a difficult position, but the game against Spurs managed to do a great deal of good for the cause.

As per, it is said the friendly fixture “brought an income of UAH 22 million (£505,000),” and that money is expected to “be used by the Shakhtar Social foundation to implement support and aid projects” for those affected by the war.

Additionally, both clubs agreed to fund “a joint project worth £50,000” to help refugees based in England, who have been displaced due to the conflict.

The statement concludes with a message to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club: “Your support and solidarity with Ukraine and the people of Ukraine at this difficult time is very important for our country.”

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This just shows the power football has and how much the sport can help to support positive change throughout the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those caught in the conflict in Ukraine.

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