Elman Tagayev, 32-year-old midfielder and captain of the Akhal team, was named the best footballer of the AFC Cup-2021 in terms of kick conversion. This was reported on the website of the Asian Football Confederation.
The conversion rate in football is calculated as a percentage of goals scored and shots.
In the current AFC Cup, E.Tagaev scored 5 goals in three matches, having struck 13 shots on goal. As a result, the conversion rate (the effectiveness of his strikes) was 35.7%. The second line by this indicator is occupied by the midfielder of the Uzbek «Nasaf» Khusain Norchaev (6 goals / 16 shots) - 27.2%. In addition, the striker of the Turkmen «Altyn Asyr» Altymurad Annadurdyev (4 goals / 15 strikes) closes the top three - 25%.
This year for the first time, «Akhal» reached the zonal final of the AFC Cup. The vice-champion of Turkmenistan achieved this success by winning the qualifying tournament in-group «E» in Bishkek, during which victories were won over the winner of the Cup of Tajikistan «Ravshan» from Kulyab – 3: 1 and the 12-time champion of Kyrgyzstan «Dordoi» – 2:0.
In the final of the Central Zone of the AFC Cup-2021, «Akhal» in a bitter struggle lost to «Nasaf» – 2: 3 and finished the performance in the second most important club tournament in Asia.
The finalists of the AFC Cup-2021 will be determined on October 20 following the results of the matches Nasaf (Uzbekistan) – Li Man (Hong Kong) and Al Muharrak (Bahrain) - SC Kuwait (Kuwait). The winners of these pairs in the final confrontation on November 5 will identify the owner of the honorary trophy.
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