Who is Istiklol’s Manuchekhr Dzhalilov?

Manuchekhr Dzhalilov has already scored seven league goals this season. A hat-trick – which included an acrobatic flying volley – on matchday one, and scoring two on both matchdays three and four.

The 29-year-old striker has returned to Istiklol having failed to make his mark in Indonesia with stints at Sriwijaya and Persebaya. That’s good news for Istiklol fans, no less. The 29-year-old striker played for the club between 2015-17, scoring 59 goals in 47 appearances.

Going by his form in the league, thus far, and his leveller in the curtain-raising Super Cup clash with Khujand, he’s looking to pick up where he left off.

Manuchekhr Dzhalilov scores flying volley against Dushanbe-83