Georgian soccer development commission to be headed by PM

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 25

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

A resolution on the establishment of a soccer development commission was approved at a government meeting, the Georgian Ministry of Sports reported on Feb. 24.

It will work on the implementation of projects aimed at the revival of soccer in Georgia.

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is a chairman of the commission. It also includes Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze, Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Levan Kipiani, Deputy Minister of Sport Akaki Lodiya, Soccer Federation President Zviad Sichinava, general secretary of the federation Revaz Arveladze, a member of the executive committee, head coach of the youth national team Alexander Chivadze, honorary vice-president of the federation Murtaz Khurtsilava, representatives of soccer clubs - Roman Pipia, Tariel Khechikashvili and Ilya Kokaya.

The representatives of other agencies and organizations may be involved in the commission's activity based upon a decision by the chairman.

"The main objectives of the commission are to develop a five-year plan for soccer development, to promote the involvement of private investors to increase financing of soccer clubs, to plan activities to promote soccer, to plan the events for amateurs and people with disabilities, to coordinate the preparatory work for the 2015 UEFA Super Cup, etc.," according to the statement.

Translated by NH

Edited by CN

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