Gafur Rakhimov became Interim President of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA). Rakhimov, vice-president of AIBA, a 66-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, was appointed new Interim president on Saturday, January 27, at an extraordinary congress in Dubai (UAE). He will be replaced by Franco Falcinelli, who worked in this position since November last year. The permanent president of AIBA will be elected at the congress of the association in November 2018 in Moscow.
Pakhtakor FC announced the transfer of Portuguese striker Esmaël Gonçalves, 26, on a two-year deal, the club said. Esmaël Gonçalves started in youth team of Portuguese Boavista. He played in Nice (France), St. Mirren (Scotland), APOEL (Cyprus), Veria (Greece), Anorthosis (Cyprus), Al-Ittifaq (Saudi Arabia) and Hearts (Scotland).
Uzbekistan will send two athletes to the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in South Korean PyeongChang, with over 6,500 athletes from 90 countries competing as the competitions which will take place from February 9 to 25.
Outstanding Uzbekistan stun defending champions Japan in the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 quarter-finals with a comprehensive 4-0 win at the Jiangyin Sports Center Stadium on Friday.
President of the Uzbekistan Football Federation of (UFF) Umid Ahmadjonov has been elected as president of the National Olympic Committee (NOC), the post that he will hold concurrently,, replacing Alisher Sultanov, chairman of JSC UzbekNefteGaz, who was in charge since January 2017.
Former Uzbekistan head coach Samvel Babayan is banned for life from all football related activity. The decision was taken by the executive committee of the Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF) on Monday, UFF said in a statement.
Uzbekistan beat Oman 1-0 to progress to the AFC U23 Championship China 2018 Quarter-finals at the Jiangyin Sports Center Stadium on Monday. An own goal from Thani Al Rushaidi in the first half was enough to give Uzbekistan a second place finish in Group A, while Oman exited the tournament with no wins to their name.