Minister Mossa Ag Attaher during the final of the “Assimi Goïta super cup” “I can say that expectations have been largely met.

“I congratulate the organizing committee headed by Lt-Col Cheick Tounkara for the remarkable work done for the success of the tournament”.

Launched on August 16, the 2nd edition of the “Assimi Goïta Super Cup” had its epilogue, Friday September 16, 2022, with the victory of the Mopti team against that of Bamako after the penalty shootout ( 4 goals to 3). This final was played at the Mamadou Konaté Stadium in a festive atmosphere under the chairmanship of the acting Prime Minister, Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, in the presence of several members of the government including the Minister of Youth and Sports, in charge of Civic Education and Citizen Construction, Mossa Ag Attaher. Several distinguished guests were also present, such as officials from the Presidency of the Republic, the National Transition Council, the President of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Mali, Habib Sissoko. Without forgetting the representative of the Malian Football Federation and the presidents of the football leagues. On this occasion, Minister Mossa Ag Attaher addressed all these beautiful people through a closing speech. “The 2022 edition of the tournament according to the opinion of football specialists and observers has truly been a success with a particularity marked by the participation of the (9) Football Leagues that are Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou, Mopti, Timbuktu , Gao, Kidal and Bamako. In total, twelve (12) teams took part in this edition including those of the Presidency, the Government and the CNT”, said Mossa Ag Attaher. .

I would like to fulfill a duty, that of welcoming the presence among us of the Acting Prime Minister, Head of Government and all these personalities who have kindly honored with their presence this final which marks the closing of the 2022 edition. of the Football Tournament, called “Coupe Colonel Assimi Goïta”.

Let them all thank you for their availability, which reflects the expression of their commitment to support the actions and authorities of the Transition in their vision of social cohesion and peace in Mali.

On this solemn occasion, I would first like to express our administration, that of the entire national sports movement and myself to His Excellency Colonel Assimi Goïta, President of Mali, Head of State, for the sectoral orientations . The football tournament called Super “Coupe Colonel Assimi Goïta” edition 2022 launched on August 16, 2022, will know its epilogue this afternoon with the final which will oppose the Bamako team to that of Mopti and as a curtain raiser the team Institutions (Presidency, Government and CNT) will play against that of the ORTM.

Indeed, the 2022 edition of the tournament according to the opinion of football specialists and observers was truly a success with a particularity marked by the participation of the (9) Football Leagues that are Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou, Mopti , Timbuktu, Gao, Kidal and Bamako. In total, twelve (12) teams took part in this edition including those of the Presidency, the Government, the CNT.

This expansion of the tournament to all leagues reflects the organizers’ desire to make the Colonel Assimi Goïta Cup more inclusive and, through sport, to achieve general mobilization around the values ​​of national unity and living together. Thus the participation of the 9 leagues in this edition contributed to strengthen the mixing, the links of solidarity and cohesion between the young people, the supervisors and it reinforced the relations of good collaboration between the members of the Institutions of the Republic.

I can affirm here and now that expectations have been largely met. As proof, for 25 days, all the regional delegations lived in symbiosis on the same site at the sports high school where they forged bonds of friendship and fraternity never before tied. During their stay in Bamako, the delegations organized socio-educational and cultural activities specific to their regions every night.

These nights allowed young people to express their diversity in unity and to cultivate cohesion and living together.

I can testify that this desire for unity was reflected in the dinner offered to the delegations by the National Organizing Commission in the presence of my colleague Minister and myself. Said dinner was enhanced by a cultural evening

For 25 days, the teams divided into two Groups competed one way and the first 2 of each Group met in the semi-finals. The winners of these matches qualified for the final.

I would like to take advantage of this space to emphasize that all sporting events constitute, in my opinion, an ideal framework for recognizing and thanking the constant availability and closeness of HE Col Assimi GOITA, President of the Transition, Head of State with the national sports movement to encourage the efforts made and support the strategies for detecting young talents through this tournament.

I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you, present here in particular the footballers, the technical staff, the media, the sympathizers, the managers without forgetting the supporters for their total availability and their unfailing commitment.

I would like to congratulate all the members of the organizing committee headed by Lt Col Cheick Tounkara, for the remarkable work done for the success of the event. Be proud of it.

I particularly thank the Governors of the regions and that of the District of Bamako for their effective involvement these thanks are addressed to all to all the teams through the regional delegations for their prompt mobilization, all of which denotes their commitment and their adherence to the ideals of the Transition.

I would like to congratulate the regional delegations for this first and brilliant participation. As such, they met expectations and showed discipline and fair play.

Long live living together and social cohesion through sport.

Long live a united and prosperous Mali! ”

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