Kyrgyz Prime Minister Satybaldiyev kicks off UCA's 2nd Annual Football Tournament

Date: 05 September 2013
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Kyrgyz Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiyev officially kicked off the finals of the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) 2nd Annual Football Tournament at its Naryn Main Campus on 31 August 2013. The tournament was part of the celebrations commemorating the Kyrgyz Independence Day. This is UCA’s second tournament following the official inauguration of its international standard sports facilities at last year’s Independence Day celebrations.
 
Prime Minister Satybaldiyev kicked off the games during his official two-day working trip to Naryn. Other honoured guests included; Governor of Naryn Oblast, Kanatbek Muratbekov; the Mayor of Naryn Town, Batyrbek Jeenaliev and Grant Robertson, UCA Director of Construction. Other Naryn senior government officials, community leaders and townspeople were also present.
 
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiyev officially kicked off UCA’s 2nd Annual Football Tournament finals by wishing players a good and competitive game.
 
Four teams; RTS. Kokotoi, Borbor, Ak-Korgon made it to the semi-final round to vie for the Champion’s Trophy. In the closely fought final match, RTS beat Borbor 3-2 to win the tournament.
 
“This tournament is a testimony of UCA’s commitment to encourage a sporting culture within the Naryn community. Our sports facilities were built by Naryn Town and Tosh Bulak village residents and we will continue to work closely as construction of the Naryn campus commences,” said Robertson.
 
During his tour of UCA facilities, Prime Minister Satybaldiyev and Naryn Governor Muratbekov rolled up their sleeves to have a short tennis rally on the courts and proceeded to review the planned first phase of UCA’s Naryn campus construction.
 
Naryn Governor Muratbekov returning Prime Minister Satybaldiyev’s serve at UCA’s tennis courts.
 
On 24 August, eight teams from Naryn and its surrounding communities participated in the first round. This year, the tournament saw a doubling of teams. It included teams from UCA, the Governor’s and Mayor’s Offices, and six from respective Naryn neighbourhoods: Internat, Kokotoi, Borbor, Razzakov, Ak-Korgon, and RTS. Kokotoi, Borbor, Ak-Korgon, RTS won their respective games to make it to the final round.
 
In Naryn Town, UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education staff, students and staff from the Aga Khan Foundation’s Mountain Societies Development Support programme participated in the independence parade that highlighted organizations in the oblast that made a contribution to its development.
 
Prime Minister Satybaldiyev reviewing the planned first phase of
UCA Naryn’s main campus construction.
 

Results
 
31 Aug 2013

Final 

RTS

3 – 2

Borbor

 
3rd place

Ak-Korgon (Ak-Kogon) 

2 - 4

Kokotoi (Minbulak)

 
24 Aug 2013
First Round 

Internat (Toshbulak)

5 - 7

Kokotoi (Minbulak)

Borbor (City Centre) 

2 – 0

Razzakov (Moscow Street)

Ak-Korgon (Ak-Kogon) 

4 – 1

Naryn 145 (Mayor and Governor’s Office)

RTS

5 – 1

University of Central Asia

 
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