May 12 2022, Buyukeceli, Mersin Province, Turkey. – The championship of the Black Sea club in the Turkish football Super League has been enthusiastically and widely celebrated in the team's homeland - in Trabzon, as well as in Istanbul. The club’s fans, thousands of which are involved in the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Turkey, shared the enthusiasm.


Construction workers celebrated the championship of their team at the NPP construction site. During the break between shifts hundreds of workers, with the permission of the construction management, unfurled a huge banner of Trabzonspor FC on the site and supported their favorite club waving flags, chanting chants, singing, and dancing. For a short period of time the construction site was painted in claret and sky blue – the colors of Trabzonspor team.


The fans were greeted by AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC First Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Akkuyu NPP under construction, Sergey Butckikh: “Congratulations to the Trabzonspor club and all its fans on the long-awaited title! Today, a large friendly team of Akkuyu NPP builders congratulates the strongest football team in Turkey. Dear builders, we are one big family, and for all of us it is a pleasure to share the joy of the championship of a well-known and beloved football club at the NPP construction site!”

In order all the fans could feel the championship spirit, Sergey Butckikh handed over to the workers specially delivered to the construction site a ball signed by Trabzonspor champion team players.


On April 30, 2022, Trabzonspor played a draw with Antalyaspor with a score of 2:2 and after many years became the Super League winner ensuring championship three weeks before the end of the season.