Tirana has collected the Albanian Sports Ambassadors for a gala evening at the 'Pallati e Brigadeve'; sportsmen who have contributed to a positive image of Albania, through their performance beyond national borders.
Present at the awards ceremony the mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, important personalities from the world of football, as well as from the world of sport in general.
The 'Albanian Sports Ambasador' award went to the former captain of the Albanian national team, Lorik Cana. In addition to him, Igli Tare and Edvin Murati, all former national team players, were nominated.
However, another important award went to the Lazio sports director, namely his career award. During the evening, also Ansi Agolli - awarded by former national team coach Gianni De Biasi - were awarded prizes for Thomas Strakosha, Izmir Smajli, Erblina Bici and Elizabeta Karabolli, for their sporting performances.
A commemorative moment was dedicated to the Kosovar football legend and former president of the Football Association, Fadil Vokrri. His son was given an award by the deputy minister of education and sport, Kostandin Shkurti.
The purpose of the event is to inspire people to make positive changes through sport. The monetary value of these awards, not surprisingly, is given to charity for three sports projects of Albanian Sports Ambasador.
It is not the first prize for Igli Tare
Igli Tare, in April, had received another award for his career as sports director of Lazio. The Albanian 44enne, in fact, was awarded as Scouting Leader by the coaches registered at the Aiac and by a commission composed of prestigious signatures of Italian sports journalism.
Even in that case it was not the first recognition for the DS of Lazio; in the 2015 he was awarded at the Italian Sport Awards, an event that rewards the excellence of Italian sport.
Thanks to an extraordinary scouting job that allowed the capital team to reach many European and non-European talents like Hernanes, Keita Balde, De Vrij, Luis Alberto, Felipe Anderson, Milinkovic-Savic and Strakosha.
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