Ilja + Two Others Retire
It is a sad day for KuPS fans as three fan favourites retired. These three are Miika Ilo, Pietari Holopainen and the greatest player in KuPS' history, Ilja Venalainen. The three players called time on illustrious careers as they each won nine trophies under Nick Johnson at KuPS.
Ilja Venalainen, who captained KuPS under Nick Johnson, had this to say:
"My life will never be the same, all thanks to Johnson and KuPS. The memories that I have of playing with the KuPS shirt on are amazing. I remember my first game with Johnson in charge. He handed me the captain's armband and told me to make him proud. I scored two that day against JJK. That was one of the happies days of my life. I knew that good things were on their way and now look at us, we have won a triple treble! How many people can say that? KuPS, thank you for all the memories!"