Neptun Kosova was the champion of the second edition of Balfin Volley International yesterday evening in Tirana, in a finale that lasted until the late hours, because it was quite fought until the last point, in its five sets. The Blues of Pristina triumphed in the handball hall Feti Borova of the Olympic Park against the favorites of Neptun Albania, the most triumphant team of Balfin Volley for Albania, with a total of 6 championships won in 9 editions, as well as an international cup.
Neptun Kosova managed to win the first two sets, with the identical result of 29-27, while Neptun Albania recovered by winning the next two sets with the result of 25-22 and 25-17. In the final set, Neptun Kosova won with a score of 15-12 and lifted the cup for the first time.
This team had managed to eliminate Jumbo Kosova’s team in the respective competition.
In the two semi-finals that preceded the final and that took place on the same day, Neptun Albania managed to eliminate ACREM with the result 20-25, 25-18, 15-10.
The other semi-final, the one between Neptun Kosova and Neptun Macedonia, was won by the former with the result 25:9, 25:18.
The atmosphere was festive, and the organizers had thought of every detail to turn it into a party for the whole family, where even children had the opportunity to have fun with the various mascots and animators.
Neptun Macedonia received the title of the “Fair Play Team”, Drita Nivokazi of Neptun Kosova was acknowledged as the “Best Female Player”, Artan Picari of ACREM as the “Most Tenacious Player”, while Butrint Ilazi of Neptun Kosova as the “Best Player of the Final”.
This activity engages about 250 employees of the Group, and for several years BALFIN organizes the finale in one of the best sports fields in Albania, thanks to several years of cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Agency of the Municipality of Tirana and the Superior Volley Association.
This championship is of great importance for BALFIN Group, as in addition to socializing and strengthening the team spirit among employees, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle, it best represents one of the Group’s fundamental values, that of cooperation. In addition to volleyball, BALFIN Group also supports its employees by organizing a football championship, participating in the annual Tirana marathon, as well as financially supporting the various ideas and initiatives of employees through Social Clubs.