Adilbek Jaxybekov: 'Reducing the limit on foreign players will slow the growth of skills of Kazakhstani football players'
Commenting on the executive committee’s decision not to reduce the limit on foreign players, the KFF leader Adilbek Jaxybekov said the following:
'The balanced presence of foreign players in the Kazakhstan transfer market is formed by the laws of the economy and the organization of professional football.
Earlier, we have repeatedly been convinced that the reduction in the limit on foreign players causes an excessive rise in the salaries of domestic players, because the demand for them is growing sharply. Accordingly, receiving money we offer foreign players here, our players refuse invitations to go to foreign clubs.
Opposition to processes of this kind is exerted by the presence in Kazakhstan of the proper number of foreign players. If we have the foreign players we have enough competitiveness between foreigners and local players. As a result, to stay in demand, our players go to lower price offers on their contracts.
At the same time, the teams from other countries show a steady interest in our leading football players. The barrier to it being mutual was the periodically tightened in Kazakhstan limit on foreign players. Thus, the number of foreign players was reduced, which did not give them the opportunity to bring down the price of players from Kazakhstan. Today it is absolutely reliable and justified by marketers fact.
As for our desire to encourage Kazakhstani football players to agree to play abroad, the goals of this fact should be understood by every professional. We want to ensure that, playing abroad, our players develop their skills. Experts believe that such a practice brings benefits. Foreign analytics confirms that by improving the class of football players who have played abroad, the national team of their country is progressing. We intend to achieve a similar effect. Refusal to reduce the limit on foreign players is a purposeful step in this direction.
I want to add that the Executive Committee considers it necessary to increase the social projects implemented by KFF. Earlier, with the support of UEFA, FIFA and the International Football Federation among children with cerebral palsy, we provided special playgrounds and organized competitions among pupils of boarding schools for children with cerebral palsy.
The next step is our support for the blind and visually impaired players. This is a tournament version of Blind Football practiced by the International Federation of Blind Sports and the International Paralympic Committee.
The Kazakhstan Football Federation, in partnership with the National Paralympic Committee, began to form and prepare the national team of Kazakhstan for Blind Football. Our parties are preparing to sign the corresponding memorandum. Just the other day, the team began training on the arena of the Kazakhstan Football House and set itself the task to perform at the international arena.' Summed up the President of the Kazakhstan Football Federation, Adilbek Jaksybekov.