Next Sunday (25 February) will take place the XIX edition of the traditional memorial tournament in Kavadarci, the popular “Vuko Karov”.
Three teams will participate this year. Besides the host club Tikvesh, another two second league side will fight for the trophy, both members of the West group. Those are Teteks and Gorno Lisiche. The tournament will take place at a single venue, the Gradski stadium in Kavadarci. The winners of the last two editions, Pobeda, won’t participate as this season the first league started the second half-season earlier than usual.
The tournament will be played using the Italian system. The participating clubs will face each other in a 45 minutes matches. Three points will be awarded for a win, 1 for a draw. The team with most points will be proclaimed winner of 2018 “Vuko Karov”. A best player of the tournament will be chosen as well.
Here is the official program (all times are CET):
11.00 – a delegation will visit the grave of Vuko Karov
11.45 – 12.30 – cocktail party at FK Tikvesh
12.30 official opening of the tournament with speeches by the president of the host club Mr. Mile Maslarkov and the mayor of Kavadarci Mr. Mitko Janchev
13.00 game 1: Tikvesh vs. Teteks
13.45 game 2: Teteks vs. Gorno Lisiche
14.35 game 3: Gorno Lisiche vs. Tikvesh
The tournament is played in honor of the post WW2 player Vuko Karov, native of Kavadarci. He led the attack of Tikvesh during the golden years of the club in the 1950s in former Yugoslavia.