Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has sent his condolences to the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) and to the family and loved ones of former AFC Women’s Football Committee member and AFC Match Commissioner Alisher Muminov who passed away in Tashkent at the age of 48 due to heart failure.
The AFC President said: “On behalf of the whole Asian football family, please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of Alisher Muminov.
“As a member of the AFC Women’s Football Committee and an AFC match commissioner, Muminov contributed significantly to the development of Asian football and he will be remembered and cherished for his lifelong dedication towards strengthening the game in Uzbekistan and in Asia.
“We have lost a true servant of the game and the Asian football joins me in mourning this great lost,” added Shaikh Salman.
Muminov became an AFC Match Commissioner in 1999 and officiated several key and high-profile matches and tournaments which include the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Final Round, 2008 Olympics Qualifiers, 2007 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, 2010 AFC Challenge Cup, 2010 AFC Futsal Championship and 2007 AFC President’s Cup in addition to a hosts of AFC Champions League and AFC Cup matches.
The thoughts and prayers of the AFC and the rest of the Asian football community are with the loved ones and friends of Muminov, the UFA and the Uzbekistan football family during this difficult time.