In tournament of the Krasnodarsky krai the team of Anji Academy was represented by the lads U 2004.
The 16 members of the tournament named after D.L. Alexandrov were split into four groups. Our team beat 5-3 their agemates from Chernomorets Novorossiysk, played the 2-2 draw with Krasnodar and lost to Lokomotiv Moscow (0-3).
The “Railmen” and Anji Academy groups advanced from the group to the next stage of the contests. At this group stage the Dagestani side beat all their rivals – the groups of Academy and Krasnodarsky krai (1-0), Kurgan (1-0) and BATE Belarus (3-0) deemed one of the tourney`s favourites.Anji opposed to another groupwinner in the final – Lokomotiv. Following the drab draw in the regular time the Moscow side won on the penalty shootout (2-3).- We advanced from game to game, - senior coach of Academy team Rasul Shaikhov comments, - I want to make special focus on the major win over the agemates from Belarus.Alike the lost match of the group stage we offered battle to Lokomotiv.
The Moscow side won on the penalty shootout after a scoreless draw in the regular. It`s to be added, not all of us come back to Dagestan: part of footballers and me will leave to the city of Azov, Rostov region, for the Children`s Football League – Rasul Shaikhov summed up.