Best teams and foot­ballers awarded by KFA

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE - By Zakaria Muhammed

Ac­cord­ing to lat­est polls, Ali Aziz from Ararat FC was named the best foot­baller of 2013/2014 sea­son

This sea­son's Kur­dis­tan league cham­pi­ons, run­ners up, best goal­keep­ers, foot­ballers, and top scor­ers in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion were awarded. The award­ing cer­e­mony, which was or­ga­nized by the Kur­dis­tan Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (KFA), was held in Er­bil’s Sher­a­ton Ho­tel on 27 June.

The cer­e­mony was at­tended by many Kur­dish sports of­fi­cials in­clud­ing: the Kur­dis­tan Olympic Com­mit­tee Head, Salah Has­san Khasro, KFA pres­i­dent, Safeen Kan­abi, Iraqi Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent, Ab­dulkhaliq Ma­soud and a good num­ber of press cor­re­spon­dents.

Zer­a­vani FC which held the first place at the Kur­dis­tan Foot­ball Pre­mier League was of­fi­cially hon­ored as cham­pi­ons and Hawler FC which ended the League as run­ners up was granted as the best sec­ond team.

Ac­cord­ing to the poll re­sults, Ali Aziz from Ararat FC was named as the best foot­baller in the Pre­mier League af­ter win­ning most of the votes.

Nam­ing Aziz as best foot­baller came a few days af­ter the Kur­dis­tan Pre­mier League ended. Dur­ing the sea­son, Aziz played a sig­nif­i­cant role in achiev­ing good re­sults for his team, and gave won­der­ful per­for­mances in most of the matches.

Zakho FC's goal­keeper, Dlo­van Mahdi, won the ti­tle of Kur­dis­tan's best goal­keeper for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

Hiwa Omer from Han­dren FC was named the sea­son's top scorer af­ter scor­ing 14 goals in 26 games.

The best foot­ballers for First Di­vi­sion League were also an­nounced and awarded in the same cer­e­mony. You­nis Noori from Koya FC was able to win best player award. Ab­dulqadier Taha from Bray­ati FC was named as top scorer af­ter scor­ing 11 goals. The best goal­keeper award was given to New Sir­wan Club keeper, Bgar An­war.

The KFA pres­i­dent, Safeen Kan­abi ap­pre­ci­ated the Kur­dish Prime Min­is­ter, Nechir­van Barzani and the gov­er­nors of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion cities for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port to make this year’s Foot­ball League suc­ceed.

Con­cern­ing the se­cu­rity con­di­tion in Kur­dis­tan Re­gion and Iraq, Kan­abi said: “We as sports­peo­ple are ready to carry weapons along with the Pesh­marga forces to de­fend Kur­dis­tan.”

Kan­abi even­tu­ally hoped that newly formed Kur­dish govern­ment will fur­ther pay at­ten­tion to sports is­sues in the re­gion.

The se­lec­tion of the best foot­ballers was pri­mar­ily based on the re­ports and votes of ob­servers who ob­served all the matches dur­ing the whole sea­son. The play­ers' per­for­mances, their im­pact on the match re­sults and their eth­i­cal sides were all taken into con­sid­er­a­tion.

Award­ing best foot­ballers, top scor­ers and best keep­ers takes place an­nu­ally af­ter the do­mes­tic league ends in Au­gust. To avoid pre­judg­ments, this year KFA ap­pointed jour­nal­ists to ob­serve the matches and the play­ers' per­for­mances.

Kur­dis­tan best foot­ballers for 20132014 sea­son awarded by Kur­dis­tan Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

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