We want fraternity with Ossetians and Abkhazians and today’s game was a clear demonstration of it - Irakli Gharibashvili
12 October, 2014
He said he was satisfied with the friendly game and believed that it was a step towards confidence building.
"I have an amazing feeling. It was a step towards confidence building. I am so glad that our Ossetian brothers have so sound generation. I am really in a good mood. I felt love and friendship coming from them. That’s why I decided to move to their side in the second half. I think we had a very good and friendly game. I always try to separate sports and politics. It was very painful what happened between us. We should leave these things once and for all in the past. We have an unique opportunity to begin to restore confidence. The Tskhinvali team is successfully competing in the second league and we will support them to be even more successful as much as possible," - said the Prime Minister.
The football match between the teams of Tbilisi and Tskhinvali ended with 4:4 in Gori. Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili took part in the match. In the second half of the game he moved to the Tskhinvali team and scored three goals. The Tbilisi team was composed of government members and former and current football players. The Prime Minister was captaining the team. Other members of the team were Kakha Kaladze, Elgudja Khokrishvili, Otar Danelia, Levan Kipiani, Alexandre Tchikaidze (goalkeeper), Soso Vakhtangishvili, Mikheil Kavelashvili, Giorgi Kinkladze, Kakha Tskhadaze, Levan Kobiashvili.