İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu made a congratulatory visit to Beşiktaş, which completed the Turkish Super League 2020/21 season as the champion, together with Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat. Meeting with the President Ahmet Nur Çebi and the executives, İmamoğlu said, “In my opinion, Beşiktaş's championship in a position that does not seem too ambitious in the middle of the business makes us feel a discipline under it. He said that he has a good management ability, a good technical committee (under your presidency) and the fact that the athletes gathered their beliefs, which brought the championship to Beşiktaş ”.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu made a congratulatory visit to Beşiktaş Gymnastics Club (BJK), which completed the Turkish Super League 2020/21 season as the champion. Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat accompanied İmamoğlu during his congratulatory visit. BJK President Ahmet Nur Çebi and managers welcomed İmamoğlu at the entrance of the clubhouse at Vodafone Park Stadium in Dolmabahçe.
"SERGEN YALÇIN A GAIN"
Taking place in a pleasant weather sohbetTe İmamoğlu emphasized that Beşiktaş has a win like Sergen Yalçın in addition to the championship. Wishing success to Cebi and his administration, İmamoğlu said:
“This year has been an interesting and difficult league. At the end of the day, 3 teams were left to fight for the top. It was interesting to go until the last week. There has been no such triple struggle for a long time. It was enjoyable in that aspect. My impression from the sports public and the press; In my opinion, Besiktas's championship makes us feel a discipline. He is also a good management ability, of course a good technical committee under your presidency and the fact that the athletes gathered their faith side brought such an advantage to me and brought the championship to Beşiktaş. This aspect is also interesting. Economic difficulties exist in all clubs. In this period, I think it is a good footnote, a valuable footnote, a footnote to be learned, that he achieved this success at such an unexpected moment. There are probably agendas and secrets underlying this success that we do not know, or maybe even should not know. But there is one thing we know: Champion Beşiktaş. Therefore, we congratulate you. You crowned this with the Turkish Cup. It was an enjoyable success to get the second cup one after the other. "
"IMM WILL SUPPORT AMATEUR SPORTS"
During the visit, other branches, their successes and the problems they experienced were also discussed. Stating that they finished the handball league as the second, Çebi said, “Mesut Bey told the President of the Republic yesterday. He said 'We lost to Spor-Toto. We are the 2nd. ' We were first in handball every year. Spor-Toto is also the state's Spor-Toto. It is also the sponsor of the league. He is fighting in the league he is a sponsor ”shared his information. İmamoğlu's response to Çebi said, “I am not a person who likes these things very much. Let me be clear. 'Let the IMM support the professional football team or the basketball team. I conveyed to the IMM Sports Club that I would not be on that side of the business. It's a pity, sin. 'Let's support amateur sports. I mean amateur; some branches especially in the Olympics. There was already wrestling and taekwondo. Continue by adding athleticism, especially women's athletics and gymnastics, 'I said. But should it be Spor-Toto in handball? It doesn't make much sense to me. Instead, he can offer that contribution to some provinces in Turkey that have handball skills, he can contribute to Spor-Toto or that league ”.
ÇEBİ: "WE NEED SUPPORT"
Çebi thanked İmamoğlu for his visit and said, “Thank you, my President. Istanbul is one of the most precious cities in the world. This is a district too. One of the precious districts. Our team is also a club of 118 years. Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, they are all very kind, naive clubs, precious to us. Without them, this is no pleasure. Significant support is also needed. We also explain to our President. Now we have caught our dear IMM President. We will tell him too. Because we have to keep everything alive. We need all kinds of support. Otherwise, these places do not work. There is no audience, there is no that, this is not… It is already a difficult process. That's why we sincerely thank Beşiktaş Municipality. They took a huge burden off our backs regarding the disability. Second, we need facility locations. We definitely need to remove players from the infrastructure ”. After the speeches, İmamoğlu presented Çebi with his special edition Nutuk, Istanbul Maps in History and Sports in Captive City. Çebi presented İmamoğlu and Akpolat with their 34 numbered jerseys with their names on the back.