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Kairat claim cup honours in Kazakhstan

Published: Saturday 22 November 2014, 16.55CET
FC Kairat Almaty captain Bauyrzhan Islamkhan said his side's 4-1 defeat of FC Aktobe in the Kazakh Cup final was a "deserved" win and thanked the fans for their support.
Kairat claim cup honours in Kazakhstan
The ticker tape flows as Kairat celebrate their cup triumph ©Stanislav Filippov
Published: Saturday 22 November 2014, 16.55CET

Kairat claim cup honours in Kazakhstan

FC Kairat Almaty captain Bauyrzhan Islamkhan said his side's 4-1 defeat of FC Aktobe in the Kazakh Cup final was a "deserved" win and thanked the fans for their support.

Gerard Gohou scored twice as FC Kairat Almaty won the Kazakh Cup for the sixth time, defeating FC Aktobe 4-1 in the final.

Gohou's first of the afternoon, a confident finish past Andrei Sidelnikov, restored Kairat's lead, Yuri Logvinenko having equalised after an own goal by team-mate Robert Arzumanyan.

In the second half another defensive lapse by Aktobe led to Gohou registering again. Midfielder Aslan Darabayev rounded things off for Kairat, who finished third in the Kazakh Premier League, one place and two points below their opponents.

Kairat captain Bauyrzhan Islamkhan told UEFA.com: "We played well today. We controlled the game and deserved the victory. It's a pity we couldn't do better in the league, but I believe our fans are a bit happier now. We have to thank them for their great support. They came to Astana in numbers and helped us win."

Last updated: 22/11/14 17.06CET

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