Tivat – The Cup of Marshal Tito in small football starts today in Tivat, in the organization of NGO “General consulate of SFRJ”.
With the game between the teams “OFK “Beograd” and “Center of Radovici” which starts at 14:45 on the stadium of small sports “Driblling” in City park, starts the battle of totally 36 teams for the cup which the last year’s winner of the tournaments- the team of Lovcen from Cetinje is defending. This year’s Cup of Marshal Tito starts on the 4th of May, on the day when 27 years ago in Ljubljana a lifelong president of SFRJ, Josip Broz Tito died. So today the end of the first half of the game between “OFK “Beograd” and “Center of Radovici”, at 15:05 will be marked by the sound of the horn.
– At that point, exactly at the time when he died on the 4th of May 1980, all of us together with a minute of silence we will honor the greatest son of our nations, an nationalities, the founder of the most beautiful country in the world, SFRJ, to our comrade Tito. Normally after that the game will be continued because the life has to go on, and the memory on Tiito is very much alive and strong, so on this occasion too we will remind how that great man for many years has been given the proper respect all over former Yugoslavia – said yesterday the general consul of SFRJ in Montenegro Marko Perkovic.
He added that last year on a just renewed Cup of Marshal Tiito in Tivat there were 28 teams, and this year we have 36 teams, which as he says, is sufficient for both naional leagues.
Special attraction to the contest gives the fact that many teams have taken the names of football teams from former Yugoslavia. So this year in Tivat too many teams from “Triglav to Devdjelija” such as “Olimpija” from Ljubljana, “Dinamo” from Zagreb, “Hajduk” from Split, “Zeljeznicar” from Sarajevo, “Crvena Zvezda” and “Partizan” from Belgrade, and “Vardar” from Skoplje and “Pristina” will be playing. The final of this year’s Cup of Marshal Tito, said Perkovic, will be played in Tivat on the 24th of May.
– That will be the best overture in what follows the next day, on the 25th of May, and that is the celebration of the Day of youth – he concluded.