Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan held a meeting with Artsakh national football team headed by its head coach Slava Gabrielyan.
President Sahakyan was briefed on the preparation process of the Artsakh team for the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) European Football Cup. He stressed that the republic pins high hopes on the success of the national team and wished them victory.
Bako Sahakyan noted that the state would continue to focus on football-related issues.
Artsakh will host the CONIFA cup from June 1 to 9. The matches will be played in four cities - Stepanakert, Askeran, Martuni and Martakert.
This year’s tournament will feature 12 teams, including that of Western Armenia.
CONIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is the football federation for all associations outside FIFA.
It’s a global acting non-profit organization that supports representatives of international football teams from nations, de-facto nations, regions, minority peoples and sports isolated territories.