Monday, May 22, 2006

Kyrgyzstan's Dordoi-Dynamo wins President's Cup

The final of the 2006 Asian Football Confederation's President's Cup at the Sarawak Stadium, Malaysia, was an all Central Asian affair with Ildar Amirov scoring both goals for extra-time winner Dordoi-Dynamo of Kyrgyzstan over Tajikistan's FC Vakhsh. AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam is pictured presenting the trophy to Dordoi-Dynamo captain Ruslan Sydykov. (Photo by AFC/Stanley Chou). Dordoi coach Boris Podkorytov expressed his delight after the match. “Obviously, the result is good for us. The players were very motivated, especially because of the disappointment of losing in the final last year and the group match defeat,” Podkorytov, who also coaches the Kyrgyzstan national team, told AFCMedia. “Vakhsh were worthy opponents. They had some chances but didn’t score and we had some chances as well and were unlucky.” The tournament is for clubs from Asia's emerging footballing countries.

See also: AFC President's Cup shifted to Kuching, Sarawak (25 Apr) and Pakistan "will host" the third AFC Presidents Cup (15 Apr)

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