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COLERAINE FC was pleased to help a Ukrainian citizen add another official pin to his collection…

The Club Shop staff sent off a pin to Roman Khomyn a few weeks ago and we spoke with the Kiev native about why he wanted to add the Bannsiders’ pin to his collection.

Of course, he was quick to point out the European meeting between the clubs in 1965 and the fact his hobby helps him to take his mind off the war in the country.

“I collect official pins of football clubs and all time pins of FC Dynamo Kyiv,” he said.

“In 1965, Dynamo played its first ever game in European Cups and the rival team was Coleraine FC!

“So the pins of Coleraine FC are very important in my collection.

“Unfortunately, my country is having tough times and my wife and children had to leave Ukraine, so my hobby gives me the chance not to think about the war all the time.

“I hope to visit Northern Ireland and The Showgrounds after our victory.

“Good luck to you and your great team – cheers from Kyiv, Ukraine!”

We would like to thank Roman for his custom and we hope to welcome you to The Showgrounds sometime in the future.

Supporters can visit the Club Shop HERE.