Academy team dropped out of LokoballAnji Academy team U11 (coached by Zaur Genzhikhanov) failed to qualify for the super-final of the Lokoball-RZHD-2014 International Youth Football Festival.
The Academy team gained two victories and lost once in the yesterday`s matches of the regional stage of the tournament hosted in Azov, which was participated by youth teams from the South and North Caucasian Federal Districts.The defeat occurred on Matchday 1 vs FC Rostov school (0-3). Genzhikhanov`s lads defeated their agemates from Nazran 9-2 and beat FC Nart Cherkessk in their final group stage match (3-1).
It`s to be recalled that all the three games were drawn to be played on one and the same day. Having become group runner-up the Anji Academy team got a right to challenge for the bronze, but lost 1-2 to Olympia Volgograd in a tough resistance.Despite that the Academy team failed to gain any prize and promote to the super final, some footballers` play was noted by specialists.
Islam Yakhiyaev was announced a man of the match, together with his teammate Shamil Isaev they were taken note of by the Youth Football League scouters, it`s not inconceivable that they may enter the preliminary list of the candidates to the Russian national team of the corresponding age division.