Tolo News: Two members of Afghanistan’s national boxing team have are attending special training sessions in hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The event will be held in China next month and representatives from 50 Asian nations will attend. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghan U19 Cricket Team
1TV: Zakariya Zamani, an Afghan professional boxer, last night beat his Nigerian opponent, Gabinga, once again. To date, Zamani has had 3 professional matches, with no losses at all. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Nasrat Haqparast loses via TKO in MMA fight Ex-Football Official (Keramuddin Karim) Not Arrested Despite Court Order
Tolo News: The Afghan national U19 cricket team defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opening match of the U19 Cricket World Cup on Friday. Afghanistan’s Imran Mir and Ibrahim Zadran played a key role in the match against the rival South African squad. The ICC U-19 World Cup is underway at the Diamond Oval
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s U19 has beaten England by 21 runs in in their U19 World Cup warm-up match in South Africa. The World Cup will kick-off in two days and Afghanistan is to face host South Africa in their opening match. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Siyar Bahadurzada, 36, an Afghan MMA fighter, in a Facebook post on Tuesday said he has taken a job coaching at a training camp in Singapore and will not be fighting in the near future. “I would like to announce that I’ve been appointed as Evolve MMA head coach in Singapore,” Bahadurzada said, adding:
1TV: India defeated Afghanistan by 211 runs in their first warm-up match ahead of Under-19 World Cup in South Africa on Sunday. Afghanistan will face England in their second warm-up match on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: A group of athletes from different parts of the country gathered in Herat on Thursday to resume the buzkashi competitions in the province that ceased six years ago. Buzkashi – which literally means goat-dragging in Persian – is the Central Asian sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to drag a goat or calf
Tolo News: Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Hussain Bakhsh Safari defeated his Russian rival Peter Berg in a fight on Saturday. The two are in the 65 kg weight class, and fought inside a cage in Moscow. Safari won all three rounds and with high scores. The 21-year-old Safari is an MMA fighter and Ju-Jitsu
Ariana: Afghan National Muay Thai Team won one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals from the Asian Championships. The International Federation of Muaythai Associations held the 2019 Asian Championships in Abu Dhabi of United Arabs of Emirates. Abu Dhabi hosted 300 athletes from 36 countries. Seven athletes, one coach, and two referees represented Afghanistan in this
Tolo News: Afghan Muay Thai fighters got three gold medals at a competition hosted by the Uzbekistan Muay Thai Federation which was held in Tashkent from December 11 to 14. A team of five Muay Thai fighters from “Team B” of the national squad attended the event. The athletes also got a silver and a bronze