Alisher, Usmanova: Maxim Shemetov / Reuters
Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov has invested in the development of football club Pakhtakor from Uzbekistan of around $ 20 million. It is reported TASS with reference to the channel “Uzbekistan 24”.
“I am proud that I am an Uzbek, I am proud that this is my native land, and all that I can be useful for Uzbekistan, I am ready to do. Always and at any moment,” said Usmanov.
In the coming years it is also planned to upgrade the stadium “Pakhtakor”. The project cost is estimated at $ 100 million.
August 7 it became known that the businessman sold a 30 percent stake in Arsenal’s billionaire in the USA Stan Kronke, which brought the size of its stake to 97 percent. The Russian businessman has not excluded that will soon invest in a new football club, and expressed a desire to help his partner, Iranian Farhad Moshiri, who own a controlling stake in the English “Everton”.
Currently, “Pahtakor” with 47 points ranked first in the national super League. In the last match against “Nasaf” football players of “Pakhtakor” won with the score 4:0.
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