Football players of «Ahal» took one more step towards their first championship of Turkmenistan, having won the Balkanabat «Nebitchi» in the away match of the 22nd round.
The fate of the meeting was decided by the only goal scored in the 57th minute by Didar Durdyyev. This is already the 19th goal scored (3 – from the penalty spot) by the Ahal forward in the current championship. With this indicator, Didar is confidently leading the scorers dispute. In second position with 17 goals (4 from penalties) is Alibek Abdurahmanov (Merv). Begench Akmammedov (Kopetdag) closes the top three snipers with 16 goals (2 from penalties).
The current champion of Turkmenistan «Altyn Asyr» in this round played in Mary with «Energetik» and also achieved a guest victory – 2:0. Three points for the team of the agency «Turkmenaragatnashyk» were brought by Arslan Saparov (8th minute) and Ahmet Nurmedov (17th).
With 6 rounds to go, Ahal has 60 points. «Altyn Asy», which is in second place, has 11 points less. Closes the top three with 36 points «Merv», which is 5 points ahead of «Kopetdag».
A good chance to catch up with the team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan in this round was the Turkmenbashy «Shagadam». But he lost away to «Ashgabat» – 0:1 and remained in fifth place with 28 points.
«Ashgabat», in which Merdan Muhadov scored the winning goal in the 58th minute from the penalty spot, occupies the sixth line of the standings with 23 points.
The 23rd round of the Turkmenistan football championship starts with the matches: «Merv» – «Energetik», «Kopetdag» – «Ashgabat», «Shagadam» – «Nebitchi». And it will end with a meeting of the leaders – «Ahala» and «Altyn Asyr».
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper