"It was good news for me. I feel great. Thank you very much for your congratulations," Igor Ponomarev, the only Azerbaijani Olympic football champion and member of the Supervisory Board of the Sabah FC, said emotionally, commenting on his Order of Glory awarded by President Ilham Aliyev.
"I would like to express my deep gratitude to Mr. President for his appreciation of my contribution to the development of football and sports. It was a wonderful gift for me."