DUSHANBE, February 21, 2012, Asia-Plus  -- Halfback from Football Club Istiqlol (Dushanbe) Nouriddin Davronov, 21, is currently in the German city of Cottbus, Lusatia (Brandenburg) to undergo player testing for joining local FC Energie Cottbus, an official website of Football Club Istiqlol reports.

Nouriddin Davronov played for Tajikistan national under-17 football team that reached round 16 at 2007 FIFA U-17 World Championship.  He joined FC Istiqlol in 2009.

Commenting on this report, Shohrukh Saidov, president of FC Istiqlol, noted that if Nouriddin undergoes the player testing successfully he will play for FC Energie Cottbus, which now plays in the 2nd Bundesliga.

The 2nd Bundesliga is the Second Division of professional football in Germany. It is below the Bundesliga in the German football league system.

FC Energie Cottbus is a German football club based in Cottbus, Lusatia (Brandenburg).  It was founded in 1963 as SC Cottbus in what was, at the time, East Germany.  After years as a II division or lower-table I division side in East Germany, Energie has emerged as one of the few former DDR sides to enjoy relative prosperity in a united Germany. The team took on the name FC Energie in 1990 at the time of German reunification.  After five seasons playing tier III football, they earned promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga in 1997, winning the Regionalliga Nordost, and then played their way into the Bundesliga in 2000, where they managed a three year stay.