Magnificent Evening in Grozny

12/05/2011 at 17:16 Leave a comment

On May 11, the newly builded Akhmed-Hadji Kadyrov Sport Complex has been opened with a magnificent programme. The event started at 08.00pm on local time, world pop and football stars staged.

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechen Republic made a speech on the opening ceremony. “I want to express my sincere gratitudes to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin who provided assistance and support in resolving issues relating to the construction of the sports complex at the federal level. I thank Odes Baysultanov, Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic who oversaw the construction process. And of course, I am grateful to all builders, residents of the Chechen Republic, which worked here,” said Kadyrov. He also pointed out that the republic’s leadership will continue to pay attention to the development of sport, culture, and solving socio-economic issues.

“I must express my huge thanks to the first President of Chechnya, Akhmad-Hadji Kadyrov, and the current of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, for they have created the peace on this beautiful lands and for they have builded such wonderful facilities. I am sure that this sports complex will bring up the future world champions,” said Alexander Kholoponin, the Plenipotentiary Representative of President of Russia in the North Caucasus Federal District.

During the opening programme of the stadium, there were a lot of suprises included a laser show. The event started with the dance show of “Daymohk”, the State Dance and Music Group of Chechen Republic. After that local singers staged and singed their most beautiful songs. The programme continued with Italian singers Toto Cutugno, Al Bano and Alessandro Safina, as well as German singer Si Si Ketch (Caroline Catarina Müller).

After the dance and music shows, the Akhmed-Hadji Kadyrov Sport Complex hosted the first historical event. A friendly match held between team “Caucasus” which was created by Ramzan Kadyrov as an amateur team, and the world football stars.

Alexander Khloponin was the captain of Kadyrov’s team. Among the Kadyrov and Khloponin, Baysultanov, Dasaev, Delimkhanov, Alkhanov, Alautdinov, Djabrailov, Fedykov, Ibragimov, Sadaev, Katsaev, Tsutsulaev and Daudov appeared in the team.

The opponent team’s captain was Argentina’s legendry football star Diego Maradona. Dida, Fabien Bartez, Manuel Amoro, Alessandro Kostakurta, Franko Barezi, Luiz Figo, Ivan Samorano, Jan-Pier Papen, Robbi Fauler, Alen Bogosyan, Roberto Ayala, Steve McMananan and Christian Vieri were other prominent players of this team.

The team of Ramzan Kadyrov won the game 5-2.

After the event, Luis Figo, Portuguese football star, gave a short interview to the journalists. “I am happy that I got a chance to participate in the opening of this fantastic stadium. Everything was great! I think it is an historical moment for the resident of Grozny and Chechnya. They had a chance to watch outstanding players on the field. I liked Grozny. The city is developing and improving. In the future, the Grozny will become more and more beautiful,” said Figo.

After the opening ceremony, the Akhmed-Hadji Kadyrov Sport Comples became the biggest sport complex in the North Caucasus. In the complex, there are a 30 thousand-seat stadium, two xystuses and a traning saloon, an event hall which has 5 thousand seat, a service area for 350 people, two swimming pools and a hotel. The entire complex was builded on 45 hectares area totally.

You may watch the entire football game HERE.



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