Ravshan Irmatov: Fans miss the spectacular derby in Central Asia
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - Teams of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will also take part in the new season of the League Cup of Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Football Association’s First Vice-President Ravshan Irmatov noted that the participation of teams from neighboring countries will also contribute to the growth of prestige and popularity of the League Cup.
- The participation of the leading clubs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the League Cup of Uzbekistan will increase interest in this competition. The tournament will now be held not only in Uzbekistan, but also in neighboring countries. In addition, football will also help strengthen relations between fraternal peoples. And yet, the older generation of fans used to often witness spectacular derby in Central Asia.
And there is a chance that they miss the uncompromising confrontations between the clubs in our region. That is why we invited teams from neighboring countries to take part in the League Cup, and we are very glad that they accepted our invitation. Now our football fans have the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries to see how their favorite teams play against the leading clubs in Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan.
Teams from other countries in the region are also expected to compete in the coming seasons, he said.