EGT participated in Albena Cup 2022 tournament which was held on 17-19 June in the eponymous resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and reached Round of 16.
This happened after EGT team played two matches in the group stage and recorded a victory with 3:1 against “Phoenix Lovech” and a 2:2 draw against “Detoni Panagyurishte”. Thus, it ranked first in Group A and qualified for the Round of 16, where it met “Zelen Svyat Pernik”. Robert Mitkov and Nikolay Georgiev scored two goals and EGT was leading almost till the end with 2:1, but in the last minute the opponent equalized the score and the game was decided by penalties. EGT lost the match 7-8.
The captain Nikolay Georgiev gave his assessment of the team’s overall performance at Albena Cup 2022: “I am saddened to have dropped out of the tournament as, we were well prepared and performed at a high level. In fact, our team didn’t lose any of the matches in regular time, which cannot be said for any of the other participating teams, as they all lost at least one match in the group stage.In penalty shootouts, luck plays a large role, and it clearly wasn’t with us. Nevertheless, I’m pleased with the game we demonstrated, especially since this year, our performances are much better than last year’s. I believe that next time we will have the opportunity to rank higher in the standings.”