What They're Saying: Mamur Ikramov

“My soul is anxious, I worry about my compatriots, my family and my relatives. You know that there are 205 coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan.”

-- Mamur Ikramov, Uzbekistan keeper for Khujand. which kicks off the 2020 Tajikistan season against champion Istiklol in the Super Cup. Tajikistan, which kicks off its 10-team league on Sunday with three games, all played behind closed doors, has no reported cases of COVID-19. The Tajik soccer federation hopes the popularity of the league grows in the coming weeks so it can sell broadcasting deals with sports networks in foreign countries. The Tajikistan includes about 40 foreigners, mostly from Uzbekistan and Ghana. (Reuters)
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