Bulgarian PM Wins Amateur Football Cup, Ministers Cheer

Sports | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 12:51
Bulgaria: Bulgarian PM Wins Amateur Football Cup, Ministers Cheer Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov controls the ball during an amateur league game between Vitosha Bistritsa and Marek Dupnitsa. Photo by BGNES

Vitosha Bistritsa, the amateur football team Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is playing for, won the country's Amateur Football League Cup on Tuesday.

Borisov assisted for his team's winning goal in the 67th minute as Vitosha defeated Dve Mogili 2:1. The game was played at Bulgaria's national stadium Vasil Levski in Sofia.

"The tigers of Bistritsa", as Bulgaria's PM affectionately calls his amateur side, enjoyed the support of several cabinet members, most notably Finance Minister and Deputy PM Simeon Djankov, who showed up at the game with a special poster.

"The Tigers – no deficit," the poster said.

"I couldn't believe my eyes. I saw a poster, I read it, it seemed quite finance-like. Then I saw Djankov and it all became clear," Borisov told reporters.

Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov, Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski and Sports Minister Svilen Neykov also attended the game.

Borisov gave Moskovski a piece of PR advice:

"If you had arrived by train (at the game), they wouldn't be striking in front of the Ministry today," he told him, referring to Bulgarian State Railways employees protesting against planned layoffs.

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