Vice-President of Azerbaijani Football Club Resigns (video)

Society Materials 27 August 2008 18:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 August / Trend corr. I.Alizade / Tuygun Nadirov, the vice-president of Khazar-Lankaran football club, which participates in the Azerbaijani Football Premier League, resigned. "I resigned because of unpleasant events happened in the club. The other reason of my resignation is that and the club is a part of financial frauds. I stop my work in the club," Nadirov said at a briefing held at the International Press Centre of Trend on 27 August.

Palmali group of companies, led by Mubariz Masimov, who is a famous businessman and works in Turkey, finances Khazar-Lankaran club. The club was winner of the Azerbaijani Cup in 2007 and 2008 season and gained a chance to participate in the UEFA Cup. Khazar-Lankaran lost the Poland Lekh club at two matches of the first stage.

According to Nadirov, current developments hurt the club's image. "Mais Masimov, the president of the club, and Mubariz Masimov, the honorable president of the club, offered favorable conditions for my job in the club," he said.

"My resignation was coordinated with the president and the honorable president of the club. Although they did not want to accept my resignation at first, later they agreed with my decision. Nobody keeps a man, who wants to leave Khazar-Lankaran," he said.

Nadirov said that latest developments were connected with his mistakes.

"I ought not to make such mistakes so that to avoid these developments," the former vice-president said.

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