The head coaches of the national football teams of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan gave a press conference before a friendly match between the national teams, which will be held on the 9th of November at the Central stadium. The game will start at 17:00 on Dushanbe time.

The head coach of Turkmen national team Amanklych Kochumov because of the illness could not attend the press conference, so he was replaced by the second team Manager Cariguli Seydiev.

The head coach of Tajikistan Hakim Fuzaylov expressed hope that tomorrow's match will be "good": "I personally saw the last game of Turkmenistan in Bishkek with Kyrgyz team. It is a fairly serious team, which consists of several skilled players, who play in foreign clubs", - he said.

Fuzaylov stressed that the team continues to prepare for the qualifying games of the Asian Cup. “We need a friendly game to identify candidates in the national team, with whom we will solve a very difficult task – reaching the final of the Asian Cup”, said he.

The captain of the national team of Tajikistan Nuriddin Davronov noted that with the national team of Turkmenistan will play for the first time: "We heard that the team is strong, has good players. We also take seriously the upcoming match and will try to win".