On May 18-19, Astana hosted the Second International futsal tournament of trade union teams of national trade union centers of the Council of Trade Unions of Central Asian Countries “CTUCA CUP – 2023”.
For two days, the teams of the national trade union centers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan competed for the main trophy of the tournament – the passing SPCA Cup.
The games were held in a round–robin system, according to the results of which the main finalists were determined – the teams of trade unions of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
The team of the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan won the final game with a score of 3:1. The silver medalists of the tournament were the players of the team of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan. The third place was awarded to the team of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Tajikistan.
Following the results of two days, the best players in various categories were determined.
In the nomination “The best goalkeeper”, the player of the Kazakhstan team Rauan Atantayev was recognized as the winner. In the nomination “Best defender” Kyrgyzstan team player Murat Asanbayev. In the nomination “The best striker”, the player of the Tajik team Ilkhom Barotov won.
Aziz Mamatov, a member of the Uzbekistan national team, was recognized as the best player of the tournament.
The Audience Award will be taken home by the team of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Mongolia.
The cup “For the Will to Win” went to the Federation of Trade Unions of Kyrgyzstan.
During the award ceremony, Vice Minister of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Sarsen Kuranbek welcomed the international tournament and expressed hope that new participants will join the games next year. For his part, he assured that the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan will support the holding of the CTUCA CUP tournament and assist in its development.
The President of the Football Federation of Kazakhstan Adilet Barmenkulov addressed the participants with words of congratulations. He enthusiastically emphasized the development of football in Kazakhstan and noted the special contribution of trade unions in the development of mass sports.
The Secretary General of the SPCA – Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan Satybaldy Dauletalin, congratulating the participants and winners of the tournament, noted that the current competitions have become another vivid example of friendship, support and solidarity of fraternal peoples – members of trade unions of Central Asian countries.
“Over the past two days, we have witnessed decent games, spectacular combinations and bright goals. Each team had its own unique style. Trade unions have always advocated a healthy lifestyle and the development of sports. We have always supported and will continue to support creative and agile young people who lead an active lifestyle. I wish success to all our teams that have arrived at the competition,” stressed Satybaldy Dauletalin.
Recall that the first international tournament “CTUCA CUP” was held in September last year in Tashkent. The team of the Federation of Trade Unions of Kazakhstan took the second prize in the first tournament, losing the victory to the team of the Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan. It is expected that the next CTUCA CUP tournament will be held in Tajikistan.
Media Center of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan