FFA PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO DEVELOP WOMEN’S FOOTBALL IN ARMENIA
Sept 23 2011
Epress.am — Those football players who don’t want to play in
the Armenian national team have no place there, said Football
Federation of Armenia (FFA) President, MP Ruben Hayrapetyan, speaking
to journalists in Yerevan today and referring to FC Ural Sverdlovsk
Oblast (Yekaterinburg) defender Denis Tumasyan, who was invited to
play for the Armenian team ahead of the last two matches (with Andorra
and Slovakia), but refused.
“The person who doesn’t want to play on the national team, through
pleading, bribing, persuading – we don’t need him. Why didn’t
Tumasyan come? Ask him. I don’t know such a man and I don’t want to
and he’s not even Armenian. Only his surname is Armenian; I found this
out recently. He’s not even Armenian – neither his father nor his
mother is Armenian. As long as I’m the president of the federation,
he won’t set foot in Armenia’s national team,” promised Hayrapetyan.
As for Aras Ozbiliz, Hayrapetyan said the defender for Amsterdam’s
Ajax was again invited to join the Armenian team, but his participation
is currently in doubt.
“Aras Ozbiliz wants to play on our team. They sent the invitation to
him again; it just pains me that two days ago, Ozbiliz again received
injuries,” said Hayrapetyan.
The FFA President didn’t wish to respond to questions on women’s
football at all, wrapping up this subject with simply one sentence:
“Women’s football in Armenia hasn’t developed, won’t develop and I
don’t even have a desire to develop it.”
Photo: FFA official website