Yesterday, the leading Uzbek team introduced five new players, according to the club's official website.
After the welcoming speeches, club management held a ceremony of presenting t-shirts with game numbers. Thus, in this season the following players will perform: Timur Juraev will perform under number 12, Suhrob Berdyev - 9, Azim Ahmedov - 7, Oybek Kilichev – 35, Akobir Turaev - 17.
The selection process took a long time. It never happens over night. They observed Azim Ahmadov for a long time. He moved to "Navbahor" from “Pakhtakor”. According to a verbal agreement, they were ready to invite him back when he gains strength and experience. “It was easy to come to an agreement,” said the sporting director Gregory Zeitlin.
Akobir Turaev played for the Tashkent club before, but because of the difficulties associated with age had to return to Bukhara. He was invited during the gathering and we were satisfied with his performance, added Zeitlin.
"Timur Juraev was invited to the team after the departure of the main goalkeeper Alexander Lobanov. He's our guy, he played for our club for a long time, he won many tournaments. Oybek Kilichev performed well for foreign clubs. When his former club was not able to renew the contract, we got in touch with him,” said Zeitlin.