Related to the 11th anniversary of August War 2008, the football tournament among the amputated footballers has launched. The sport event is dedicated to the memory of soldiers fallen in August War 2008. All participant teams of the tournament confronted one another at the opening match on sport complex Imedi stadium.
6 Georgian teams and 1 Azeri team participate in the tournament. The final match will be held in Gori on August 7. Georgian teams are basically manned with the military servicemen wounded in the combat activities for the territorial integrity of Georgia.
DCHOD of Georgia, Major General Shalva Jabakhidze, Matser Sergeant of Georgian Defence Forces, Master Sergeant Koba Tsirekidze, President of Amputated Footballers Association of Georgia Davit Chikhladze and Director of State Service of Veterans’ Affairs Vladimer Imnadze attended the opening of the event.
The tournament dedicated to the memory of soldiers fallen in August War 2008 has been hold since 2016 under the co-financing of Defense Ministry of Georgia and State Service of Veterans’ Affairs