Media called the new club Kokorin after release from prison
Former forward of Petersburg «Zenith» Alexander Kokorin may sign a contract until the end of the year with «Sochi», passes «the championship». According to the publication, this option is currently discussed by the representatives of «Zenit» and the Krasnodar club.
As reported by «the championship» in St. Petersburg, the club expect Kokorin to the end of the year will pick up form, and in winter will return to the team. The forward contract with Zenit expires in June 2019.
In may 2019 Alexander Kokorin, his brother Cyril, midfielder «Krasnodar» Pavel Mamaev and football Amateur League Alexander Protasowicki received real prison terms. They were found guilty of involvement in two fights in the center of Moscow in October 2018.
Last week Alekseevskiy district court of Belgorod region has satisfied the petition of lawyers of Kokorin and Mamaev about parole. The players have to leave the correctional facility on September 17.
Before heading to the IR-4 city of Alekseevka, Belgorod region, Kokorin and Mamaev for nine months was in a Moscow jail «Butyrka». In total the period of their detention has exceeded 11 months.