Football clubs are not spared by severe flooding: Malečnik shares horrifying photos, Mengeš doubts they will be able to play again
Slovenia has been hit by a natural disaster unlike any other in living memory. Heavy rainfall caused devastating floods. The scenes we are witnessing are horrific. There are simply no words to describe the feelings. They are just tears: tears of sorrow, suffering and despair. The country is under water. People are left without everything. Lives were lost.
When this is the case, football is irrelevant.
Football Association of Slovenia
has – predictably, logically and commendably – cancelled all football events for the weekend ahead. But even if it hadn’t… There are environments where they will not be able to organise football matches for a long time to come. The floods affected many clubs across the country, some of which were left without everything.
“Just when we think we have seen everything in life, Mother Nature gives us new dimensions. We hope you are all safe and your lives are not in danger! We sincerely hope that things will soon get back on their feet and that the weather will allow us to get back to normal. The state of our playground is catastrophic, as you can see in the pictures it is completely destroyed. At this point we suspend all training until further notice, in all likelihood no football (official matches) will be played under Gobavica this season.,” said NK Mengo from Mengeš, sharing photos of the devastation caused by the water.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the country, the Drava River destroyed the home of the lower-league club NK Malečnik. “It only takes a moment for what you have spent years building and maintaining with your heart to disappear in an instant. All our efforts for the happiness of our children to have their own place under the sun, where they can get to know each other through the game of football, socialise with each other and spend their leisure time in a useful way, are now flooded. This morning, the Drava River flooded our beautiful city of Berl. Many of us get teary-eyed when we see pictures of the destruction of our homes. But now is the time to stand together and show that we are stronger than the consequences of any natural force. As we have already shown in 2012, unity and solidarity can overcome any obstacle. And we will do it again! Thank you to everyone who has already offered to help…” said the Malečnik team.
The Veržej Football Club’s pitch is also under water, and there are probably many other…
All we can add is … hold on! And take care of yourselves! Wherever you are…
This text was automatically translated using AI.