Twenty-six years after the last time, Partizani returns to being champion of Albania three days from the end of a championship dominated from beginning to end.
For the Capitoline club it is the sixteenth league title of the story that has arrived in the most beautiful way, that is, following a victory in the derby against KF Tirana's usual enemies. The brace of Eraldo Cinari has decided the fifth derby won (with the result of 2-1) from the Partizani of the last six disputed.
For the KF Tirana, instead, the curse of the stracittadina continues: the white-blue, in fact, have extended to seventeen the strip without victory in the derby, which does not arrive from the 7 February 2014.
The reactions of the protagonists
The Partizani coach, Skender Gega, expressed his happiness to SuperSport's microphones after winning the championship:
"I have never been prouder and happier than today. I dedicate this victory to all those who have always supported me, from the president to our fantastic fans. I still can't believe it, it's a dream come true. "- said Gega.
Even President Demi, visibly moved, expressed his joy:
"The party of the fans is legitimate, they wait for this moment from 26 years. It is a great joy for me too: today's victory was the culmination of a wonderful season.
I am not the first president to have written the history of this club, because other 15 championships have been won before me. Now we will think about reinforcing ourselves for Europe and building our sports complex, which is the most important thing for me."- declared the president of Partizani, Gazmend Demi.
A progressive rebirth
Nine years ago, in the 2009 / 2010 season, the Partizani even retreated into Kategoria and Dyte (Albanian Serie C), the lowest point in the history of this glorious club.
A progressive rebirth occurred thanks and above all to the arrival of the president Gazmend Demi, who with numerous investments brought the team back into the elite of Albanian national football.
In this path it is impossible not to mention the summer night of Budapest in July 2016, when in the second qualifying round of the Champions League the Partizani defeated the Ferencvaros thanks to three penalties and a change (of spoon) by the goalkeeper Alban Hoxha.
An unforgettable evening for the Partizani fans, like the one this evening. The infinite waiting has finally arrived at the end of the line: Partizani is the champion of Albania. The party can begin.
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