Romanian Mircea Lucescu, a coach at Sahtior Donetk the team to win the UEFA Championship this year was named citizen of honor in Donetk, Ukraine while his players received merit awards for their performance.

Lucescu's coach merits were thus acknowledged by local authorities who took the opportunity to thank him for improving the image of the city and of the football performances in Ukraine. Mircea Lucescu is the second to receive such an award: the first was received by the football club owner, businessman Rinat Akhmetov.

Lucescu's team will have to face another challenge on Sunday when Sahtior Donetk will meet FC Vorskla Poltava for Ukraine's national cup.