Tag: vardar
Macedonia Sport 07.02.21 | 22:38

Coach Nikola Ilievski – Dzidzi expected to take over struggling Vardar

Former Macedonian football coach Nikola Ilievski – Dzidzi is tapped to be the next head coach of Vardar – the now struggling historic team which is expected to be put under management by the city of Skopje. Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko left Vardar after a series of attacks on his...

Macedonia Sport 04.02.21 | 23:40

Three Champions League defeats in a row: Vardar loses 27:24 to Porto

Macedonian and European handball champion Vardar lost to Porto in the Champions Leage 27:24. The Portuguese team was quick on the counter-attack and used many of the mistakes Vardar players did to their advantage. Goal-keeper Borko Ristovski was excellent and had 15 saves but could not change the final...

Macedonia Sport 05.01.21 | 17:11

Both top managers leave struggling FC Vardar

Samoil Simev and Mirko Spasevski announced they are resigning from the Vardar football club, where they spent years in leading management roles. Simev and Spasevski practically led the club after it was taken over by Russian businessman Sergey Samsonneko. In June we said that we will remain in Vardar,...

Macedonia 01.01.21 | 17:02

Woman saved from the Vardar river in Skopje; man killed in Gostivar

Rescuers saved a 67 year old woman from the Vardar river in Skopje today. Citizens reported seeing the woman early this morning. Police officers rushed to the scene and saved the woman, taking her to hospital. She was unharmed. Meanwhile in Gostivar, the body of a man aged between 30 and 40 was pulled...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 21:05

Worker saved an elderly man from the Vardar river

A 27 year old construction worker from Tetovo rescued an 81 year old man from the Vardar river in Skopje. The rescue happened on Friday in the early afternoon, in the Aerodrom part of the city. The worker was hired at the site of a new hotel when he noticed the man struggling in the river. He jumped...

Macedonia Sport 29.09.20 | 19:23

Handball: Szeged – Vardar match postponed because of the epidemic

Hungarian Pick Szeged handball team postponed its European Champions league match with Vardar due to an outbreak of coronavirus. The match was supposed to take place on October 1 in Hungary. Several new players for Szeged tested positive to the virus, requiring quarantine of at least one week. The EHF...

Sport 06.09.20 | 23:17

Troubled Vardar didn’t stand a chance in the SEHA league final

Veszprem easily triumphed over Vardar in the final of the regional SEHA handball league. The Hungarian team featured many players from the European championship winning Macedonian team, who left as the finances became uncertain with the on-going removal of Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko from the...

Sport 04.09.20 | 23:27

Great saves from Ristovski lead Vardar to the finals of the handball SEHA league

Borko Ristovski was phenomenal on goal and helped Vardar reach the finals of the regional SEHA hand ball league. Vardar beat PPD Zagreb 30:29 after the penalty shoot-out, during which Ristovski saved two goals. In the final ten minutes he also blocked several clear shots on goal for the Croatian team,...

Sport 29.08.20 | 22:35

Vardar lost to Nexe but qualified for the SEHA league semi-finals

Vardar qualified in the semi-finals of the regional handball SEHA league. The Macedonian and European champion lost to the Croatian Nexe in Skopje 25:26, but due to its 31:30 win in the away game Vardar goes ahead. The teams were evenly matched and each reached a lead of up to three goals. Nexe was better...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 09:37

Girl from Gostivar drowns and a man who tried to help her missing in the Vardar river

A girl from Gostivar drowned in the Vardar river yesterday, and a man who went in to try and save her is missing, the police said. The incident occurred yesterday evening, when the woman was spotted struggling in the waters of the river near an industrial site in the eastern part of the city. A man rushed...

Sport 18.07.20 | 19:48

Macedonia’s best football club Vardar faces a complete financial collapse

Sport Media reports that the management of Vardar, Macedonia’s best football team, has informed the players that they are free to look for new teams as no fresh money will be made available. The historic club is going under after its main sponsor, Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko, was pressured...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 10:50

Inspectors still looking into what caused the Vardar river to flow red

Environmental inspectors still haven’t determined what made the Vardar river run red south of Skopje two days ago. The incident occurred close to a concrete plant operated by the Beton company. Inspectors said that the water in a near-by waste water collection unit that flows into the Vardar is...

Macedonia 13.07.20 | 13:15

Boy reported missing in February reunited with the family

A 15 year old boy who was reported missing in mid February was located by the police and returned home. The boy was found on the Vardar river quay in Skopje, parts of which are popular with squatters.

Macedonia 20.06.20 | 09:44

Elderly woman found drowned in the Vardar river

The body of an elderly woman was found in the Vardar river yesterday afternoon. The body was noticed by citizens walking along the river in the Karpos area. Police said that it is a 90 year old woman from Skopje and that an autopsy has been ordered.

Macedonia 22.05.20 | 14:19

Car fished out of the Vardar river

A Volkswagen Polo had to be dragged out of the Vardar river this morning after it somehow ended in the waters. There were no passengers inside and it is still not clear what happened with one theory being that it was a car robbery gone bad. Firefighters found the vehicle largely submerged and filled...

Handball 20.05.20 | 20:43

European handball champion Vardar to be renamed

European handball champion Vardar will be renamed and  as of June 1 it will be called Vardar 1961, the new owner Mihajlo Mihajlovski told TV Telma. We are in the process of taking over the club from Samsonenko. When that is done, we are going to register the new entity, which will be called Vardar 1961....

Sport 18.05.20 | 12:31

Despite financial issues, Dibirov, Dissinger, Cupic and Stoilov will remain in Vardar

Even with the serious financial issues the club faces, some of the top stars of H.C. Vardar announced they will remain on for the next season. These include Timur Dibirov, Christian Dissinger. Ivan Cupic and, of course, the local favorite Stojance Stoilov. Team owner Sergey Samsonenko was pushed out...

Sport 15.05.20 | 16:48

After facing continued pressure against his businesses Samsonenko withdraws from the Vardar football club

Russian businessman Sergey Samsonenko announced that he is giving up the Vardar football club. Samsonenko cited pressures aimed against his businesses as the reason why he can’t continue to financially support the best football club in Macedonia. On several occasions we informed the public that...

Macedonia 08.04.20 | 14:04

Three men found dead in various locations in Skopje, no initial connection to the coronavirus epidemic is suspected

Three persons were found dead today, across the capital Skopje. So far there is no confirmation that the incidents are linked with the coronavirus epidemic. One man died while jogging along the Vardar river. Police and a medical team were called up but it was too late to save him. The identity is still...

Sport 02.03.20 | 13:56

Vardar will face Pick Szeged in the next round of the EHF Champions League

Vardar will play against the Hungarian Pick Szeged in the first round of the EHF Champions League. The first game will be played in Skopje between March 18 and 22 and the return leg will be played in Szeged between March 25 and 29. Other pairings include Dinamo Bucharest vs PSG, Celja – Kielce,...