31 Jul 2014
The team of Almaty International Airport JSC is a winner of the mini-football championship in the Republic of Kazakhstan
In Astana the second national mini-football championship has been completed in Astana Arena stadium.
12 teams which were divided into three groups met in the group stage. The group winners and the team having the second place and the best performance rates among similar positions met in the semi-final. Last year's winner of the competition Semei from Astana lost in a penalty shootout to the mini-football team of Almaty International Airport JSC from the southern capital. The regular time ended in a draw – 0:0. It is noteworthy that the team of Almaty International Airport JSC took revenge on the Astana team for last year's defeat in the final. In the other semi-final the match had more goals between the Sairan and the ALNUR teams presenting Astana. The winner was the Sairan team – 3:2. The final where the team of Almaty International Airport JSC met the Sairan turned out to be very persistent. The victory was celebrated by the team of Almaty International Airport JSC which won with a score of 1:0, thus it became the winner of the championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 2015, the team of Almaty International Airport JSC will represent Kazakhstan in the European International Mini-Football Championship. According to results of the Kazakhstan’s championship the organizers awarded the strongest players of different positions. The best goalkeeper was Nikolai Zavgorodniy from Almaty International Airport JSC, the best defender was Aslan Kandalinov (ALNUR), and the best forward was Dmitry Davydov (Kazakhstan Commerce). The best player of the championship became Yermek Abdylbayev (Semei).
It should be noted that the management of Almaty International Airport JSC pays close attention to the sporting spirit in the team. The airport of the southern capital is a flagship in the aviation industry and it is famous not only for labor achievements, but also for its sporting traditions. The pride of the employees is the mini-football team, the repeat winner of the Kazakhstan’s championships.