According to the decision of the AFFA, a Supervisory Board must be established in the clubs participating in the Premier League. A Supervisory Board operates in «Sabah» Football Club having its first season in the Premier League as well.
The members of the Supervisory Board are the followings:
Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan
In 2003, he was the Chairman of the AFFA Scientific-Methodical Commission, head of the Working Group for the preparation of the State Program on the Development of Football in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2005-2015.
He is Deputy Minister of Education since 2014 and a member of the AFFA Executive Committee since March, 2015. In May of that year, he was elected president of the Student Football Federation.
It should be noted that the appointment of Mr. Firudin as a member of the Supervisory Board of our club was recommended by the AFFA. Firudin Gurbanov is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of «Sabah» Football Club.
Former Azerbaijani footballer and coach, 1988 Olympic champion, Merited Master of Sport of the USSR (1989)
Ponomaryov is one of the famous figures in Azerbaijani football. He spent most of his career at Neftchi. The former midfielder also played for the USSR youth team. He was in the USSR team that won the gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games held in Seoul in 1988. Ponomaryov was awarded the title of Merited Master of Sports of the USSR.
After finishing his career, he acted as a coach. In addition to Sweeden’s “Sirianska” and Russia’s “Mashuk” clubs, he also worked at teams such as “Garabagh” and “Khazar Lankaran” in our country. Ponomaryov was also the head coach of Azerbaijan’s national football team.
Head of the “1news.az” website and the “Bakinskiy Rabochiy” newspaper
From 2002 to 2008, he worked in the field of finance at the insurance company MBASK. Since 2008, he is the head of the “1news.az” website and the “Bakinskiy Rabochiy” newspaper. He is the co-founder and director of the largest amateur football league – the MFL.
Since 2007, he works as the Vice President at ISR Holding. The company’s activities include sales of transportation, oil and oil products, hotel business, and automobile business. He is the shareholder of the largest sales companies in Azerbaijan – Zara and Massimo Dutti. ISR Auto is the official dealer of Toyota and Lexus, as well as Georgia Lexus in Azerbaijan. He is the president of the Mountain Ski Federation.
He is the founder of the «Sabah» Football Club and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bridge Group of Companies. He established Global Interiors Group in 1998, Bridge Group of Companies and Bridge Plaza Business Centre in 2008.