Uzbekistan club fined for using young player who lied about his age

Uzbekistan Super League club FC Bunyodkor were fined by the Uzbekistan Football Association (UFA) for using the player who committed the age fraud malpractice.

As reported by, FC Bunyodkor player Dilshod Akhmadaliev was hit with a hefty ban from the Executive Committee of the UFA as he changed his age in order to participate in 2018 AFC U-19 Championship, which will take place at the end of this year.

However, FC Bunyodkor continued to use Akhmadaliev in their pre-season friendly matches.

According to the Resolution of the Executive Committee dated on 21 February 2018, FC Bunyodkor were imposed a fine of 500 million UZS (around 600,000 USD).