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EMU International Astro Turf Football Tournament Champions “Samba Boys”

EMU International Astro Turf Football Tournament Champions “Samba Boys”

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) International Astro Turf Football Tournament organized by EMU Sports Affairs Directorate took place between 8 and 12 November, 2021 at EMU Astro Turf pitches. Total of 16 student teams participated in the tournament. The first games were played on Monday, 8 November 2021 and 8 teams made it to the quarter-finals on Tuesday, 9 November 2021. Following the quarter-final matches, 4 teams achieved to move on the semi-finals which was held on Wednesday, 11 November 2021. Samba Boys and Naija FC teams won their semi-final matches and made it to the final game on Thursday, 12 November 2021. Samba Boys won the final game and became the EMU International Astro Turf Football Tournament champion. Naija FC took the second place followed by Gunners team on the third place of the tournament.

Awards Ceremony

An award ceremony was organized at the end of the tournament. EMU vice Rector for Social and Cultural Affairs Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu, EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu, Sports Affairs Directorate coaches and students attended the ceremony. Addressing the participant during the ceremony, Prof. Dr. İşçioğlu congratulated the winners and all the others teams who have participated in the tournament and, thanked EMU Sports Affairs Directorate for successfully organizing the event. EMU Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu also delivered a speech in the ceremony where he stated that international events like this tournament are extremely important for students because these events provide an environment for students to introduce and share their culture and traditions with other students who are from different countries. Konnolu thanked everyone who participated during the tournament. Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu presented awards to the winning teams after the speeches.