Turkey Champions in the Men’s Category and Nigeria Champions in the Women’s
The 9th International Futsal Tournament organized by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Sports Affairs Directorate ended with the final matches and award ceremony that took place on Tuesday the 10th of April 2018. The final night commenced at the Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Complex at 18:00. Parallel to the increasing popularity of the tournament, this year over 500 active students from 30 countries competed in 30 men’s and 7 women’s teams from different countries.
The award winning teams were decided after group matches played between the 26th of March and 6th of April 2018, the quarter and semi-finals played on the 9th of April 2018 and the finals held on the 10th of April 2018. The final match in the women’s category was played between TRNC and Nigeria. Nigeria became champions after defeating the TRNC 1-0. In the men’s category Turkey became champions by defeating Morocco 6-1. Iran came third in the women’s category by defeating Turkey 3-0. Palestine came third in the men’s category after defeating Zimbabwe 4-1.
Following the matches, an award ceremony where the top teams were presented cups and medals took place. Cups and medals were awarded to the winning teams by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam. Student Affairs Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derviş Subaşı and Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu presented awards to the teams that finished second and third respectively.
In the female’s category the Best Goalkeeper Award went to Sadat Momoh, the Top Scorer and Best Player Awards went to Zainab Yahafa, the Individual Fair-Play Award went to Olayinka Olasumbo Afolabi and the Fair-Play Team Award went to Nigeria. Meanwhile in the men’s category the Best Goalkeeper Award went to Mehmet Sungur, the Top Scorer Award went to Mazlum Karaboğa, the Individual Fair-Play Award went Mahmood Sheriff, the Best Player Award went to Mustafa Akgül and the Fair-Play Team Award went to Iran. The awards were presented to the winners by Sports Affairs Directorate personnel.