A futsal field, built with the support of Kumtor Gold Company, was officially inaugurated in the village of Tilekmat, Jety-Oguz district, last week. The official ceremony was attended by representatives of the Company, local authorities, village council of elders, head of the Issyk-Kul Football Federation, local residents and journalists.
As part of the official program, a first match took place on the new field to open a new football season. A special cup was handed to the winners while the rest teams were given soccer balls as consolation prizes. The cup will be a challenging prize and a symbol of the first futsal field ever built in the Jety-Oguz district. The Company contributed more than 1.9 million Soms to the construction project while the local community’s contribution was 300,000 Soms.
“I’m delighted to see that Kumtor Gold Company makes so serious investment in the development of sport in the Issyk-Kul region. Hopefully, this futsal field will help promote healthy life-styles among young people and give an impetus to football activities in rural areas. The Company’s sponsorship allowed our football players to successfully represent the Issyk-Kul Federation and beat the multiple champion, Abdish-Ata team, last year,” said head of the Issyk-Kul Football Federation Almaz Usupov.
“All neighboring communities were happy to learn that a new futsal field was built at Tilekmat. Hopefully, our village constituency team can represent Kyrgyzstan at an international level soon,” said head of the Ak-Dobo village administration Arif Sabyrbayev.