The new system for holding the Tajikistan Football Championship should start working from the 2022 season. This is reported by the official website of the Football Federation of Tajikistan.
On Thursday, Dushanbe hosted the first meeting of the TFF Executive Committee this year.
The Executive Committee of the TFF approved a new formula for holding the championship of Tajikistan-2022 among teams of the major league, proposed by the TFF Competition Committee.
In 2022, the first stage of the championship, which starts in early April, will be held according to the standard scheme. All 10 clubs will play 18 matches, which will be divided into two rounds (home and away). At the second stage, 10 teams will be divided into 2 groups. The points, scored in the first stage, will be saved. According to the results of the first stage, the top 5 clubs will play in Group “A” in one round, playing places from 1 to 5 in the standings. The other five clubs will play in Group “B” in a single round, playing out places 6 to 10 to compete for a place in the top league, with the bottom two teams being relegated to the first league. In total, according to the results of the 2022 season, each team will play 22 matches in the championship.
Such a reform will increase interest in the matches of the championship of Tajikistan - especially in the second stage, notes the source.
Also, at the Executive Committee of the TFF, it was decided not to increase the number of teams in the major league of Tajikistan in the 2023 season to 12. The issue of increasing the number of teams in the national championship starting from 2024 will be considered next year.