Bulgaria's Ex-PM Borisov Enlists as Professional Footballer
Former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has been officially registered as football player with the Bulgarian Football Union.
Borisov is a player for the professional B-division team Vitosha Bistritsa, known also as "the Tiger."
The former karate professional and avid tennis lover had received a warning to abstain from sports after a string of hypertension crisis following his February 2012.
But now doctors have confirmed his health has been restored to allow him to play football.
The Bulgarian Football Union has said that Borisov will have to go under additional health checks before being allowed to start playing.
Born in 1959, Bulgaria's 2009-13 PM Borisov is the oldest football player to be officially enlisted in Bulgaria.
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With a girth like his I'm surprised he can even put his boots on. Also, a remarkable recovery after the "dying swan act" earlier on this year when he was doing photo shoots in hospital in his pyjamas with the Patriarch of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the Chief Mufti. And now I know where he was when he was boycotting parliament - at footy training.