20 Mar 2015
The twentieth of March, the team of Almaty airport will go to the World Championship in mini-football.
Head coach of Kazakhstan Alibek Mazhikenov told about the preparations for the world Cup.
The Kazakhstan team is ready for the World Cup. Photo Vesti.kz by Nikolai Kolesnikov.
Head coach of team “Almaty International Airport” JSC Alibek Mazhikenov told Vesti.kz on the preparations for the world Cup among fans in the USA, which will be held from 21 to 29 march. Last year it was his team won the right to represent Kazakhstan at this tournament.
- Kazakhstan for the first time will participate in this tournament; it will play the best teams of old and new world, - said Mazhikenov. - The expectation we have the most positive, we look forward to an interesting and exciting games. The teams preach different game styles, presented by different national football schools, I think, that we will be witnesses in good sport mini-football games.
- You already set the tasks to the team for this tournament?
- To get on this World Cup for us already result. Left to go according planned to the course and to confirm with the game the status of the best sports team, entrusted to provide our Republic in this tournament – twice as nice - on behalf of the entire aviation industry of Kazakhstan. It is not a secret that airport of Almaty is the leader among the airports of Kazakhstan, undoubtedly thanking first of all to the management of the airport in the person of Bekmukhambetov Aybol Anuarovich, who pays attention to the airline staff to maintain a healthy lifestyle. By the way, in this category in 2015, the airport awarded first place in the nomination “Asil Alma” among the enterprises of Almaty. As they say, a healthy body-healthy spirit, it is honor for many thousands of employees of the airport and a huge step forward in the development. We are your victories not only promote international airport of Almaty and are a good example for other airports and companies in the country in terms of sports development and opportunities for pursuing a healthy lifestyle and upbringing of the younger generation in multinational Kazakhstan. The group composition is complicated, USA - owners, will play with support from the stands, Czechia - the second team in Europe, El Salvador plays almost at home.
- Worried whether your players ahead of participating in such a big event?
- In the competition of this level we will participate for the first time, earlier Kazakhstan has not played in the world amateur championship. No worries, gathered experienced players. All the guys’ with the heart and soul to understand each other on the football ground.
In my opinion, all these aspects will give definite results. Everything is clear for us, the team goes at the planned course for the sake of achievement of the purpose, and we will be realizing it on a football ground.
- Can you tell us about your team?
- Our team is young, average age of players 20 to 25 years. The first team arriving in the USA consists of 19 people, including two very young players, to feel the atmosphere of the world Cup. All players of Kazakhstan are representatives of different parts of the country, collected by the sports principle. And the upcoming world Cup will show, at what level is Kazakhstan's Amateur mini-football.
Training the team of Kazakhstan
- You said that each team of participants of the world Cup has its own flavor. What the Kazakh team will see the audience?
- Mini football itself is fast, pulsed sport, designed for the speed of decision making, energetic, intense game, a team game - it includes solidarity, consolidating the actions of the players, and the result depends on it. In sporting terms, any mistake could lead to undesirable consequences. The psychological climate in the team is good, the team is ready to long-distance flights, as the players often fly, so the points about the discomfort in this plan, the team will not be affected. The training process takes place diverse; the emphasis is placed on physical preparation, before scheduled departure friendly match with the team “Olimp” from Almaty.
- How old is your team already playing in tournaments?
- By football standards we have a young team – only three years. We are regular participants in urban, national and international tournaments. In these tournaments players will gain a certain game experience, collective spirit, of course, the team is trying to progress.
- Do you remember how your team was created?
- Over five years ago moved from Astana to Almaty. Solving production problems in weekdays, always had time to conduct an internal competition to holidays in various sports disciplines, and as a rule, as happens in such cases, the enthusiasts that composed the basis of the mini-football teams representing great service of the staff of the airport. Environmental conditions in Almaty are resort. Sunny, bright city, in a city of more than 180 enterprises presents the teams playing football in Almaty. Here all people live with the football and sports life. Almost all the guidance of the southern capital, pay great attention to healthy lifestyles in their teams.
Participation in tournament will take 12 countries, divided into the three groups. Kazakhstan was in a group “A” with the teams of USA, El Salvador and Czechia. The match will be held on Citizens Business Bank Arena in the American city Ontario, state of California. On the 23 of March the Kazakhstan team will play against USA, 24 – with Czechia and 25 of March – with the team of El Salvador.
More information you can find on the website: http://vesti.kz/mini/202232