By Laman Ismayilova
AZFAR Business League - ABL Cup 2017/18 among Azerbaijani companies has wrapped up.
The mini-football championship Azfar Business League of such format and scale was held for the first time in Azerbaijan and took place on the professional pitches of the AZFAR company, Trend Life reported.
The tournament was organized by ASEP (AZFAR SPORT EVENT & PROMOTION).
The first champion of the Business League and the winner of the cherished autumn cup was the "Azersun" team, which defeated "Azocolab" with a score 4-2 in the final. The third place went to "Universal" team, which won over "Polatyol" with a score 6-4.
At the awards ceremony, the championship officials presented medals and commemorative charters to the teams.
"Azersun" team, the general director of ASEP (Azfar Sport Events & Promotion) Andrey Sarichev presented the cup of the championship of the Business League. The award was also received by the team "Gilan Holding". The team got "Fairplay" award. Individual awards were given to: the best goalkeeper - Amid Jafarov, the scoring assistant - Faraj Farzaliyev, the scorer - Eyyub Efendiyev.
Partners and sponsors of the championship, also did not stay aside. "Azersun"team was given a three-month subscription, which allows to train on Azfar mini-football fields. Silver medalist "Azecolab" was awarded a two-month subscription, the bronze medalist "Universal" - one month for free training. The teams must be in shape as spring stage of the League of Business League starts in April.
The company "Hayat Clinic", officially providing medical support to the tournament, also singled out its prize. For the first place, each player of "Azersun" team received a certificate for a medical examination in the amount of 300 manats. Players of "Azecolab" and "Universal" teams received the same certificates for amounts of 200 and 100 manats, respectively.
"Pullman Baku", the official partner of the League of Business League, allocated a special package for each player to the winner team. The package includes a daily stay at the hotel, free use of the gym, swimming pool, spa and entertainment center. The gift from "Pullman Baku", will allow to relax every player after such intense games.
The Organizing Committee congratulates the first prize-winners of the tournament ABL Cup 2017/18.
An official statement about the prospects and status of the championship will be made in near future.
A detailed report on each match is posted on the website: www.abl.az
Here you can get acquainted with the participants of the championship and get a lot of useful information.
Richard Almeida, a football midfielder currently playing for Azerbaijan’s FC Qarabag became the face of ABL Cup.
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