By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 16, 2021 Silab Nouri is one of nine boxers on Afghanistan’s national team who have been stranded in Serbia since competing in an international tournament there last month. Their temporary visas to participate in the World Boxing Championships organized by the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) have expired. But
AP: The Afghan boxers, their coach and a top boxing federation official remained in Serbia after the AIBA World Boxing Championships finished in early November, saying they could face retribution from the Taliban if they returned home. Click here to read more (external link).
تیم ملی بوکس: افغانستان برای ما امن نیست، طالبان باعث کشتن ما خواهند شد شماری از اعضای تیم ملی بوکس کشور که در صربستان به سر میبرند، میگویند که ۵ روز به ختم ویزههای شان باقیمانده است. آنان میافزایند که «نمیخواهیم به افغانستان برگردیم، چون طالبان ما را قبول ندارند.» pic.twitter.com/TGs0HEWacX — Aamaj News (@aamajnews24)
Tolo News: A two-day running competition in Kabul ended on Sunday that included eighty females aged 17-21 from Herat, Kandahar, Balkh, Daikundi, and Kabul provinces. The young women competed in several distance categories, ranging from 100 meters to 3 kilometers. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Sports News Afghan boxer Ramesh Rahmani
Ariana: The Afghan Football Federation has announced that Afghanistan’s Halim Agha Shirzad, an accredited international referee, has been selected as a referee for the B and C group stages of the AFC Cup matches in the West Asian region. Nangiali Sadat has also been selected as an assistant referee for Group B and C matches.
Tolo News: A boxing competition was kicked off in Kabul on Monday in which 317 athletes from all Kabul clubs attended. Organizers said the competition will continue for ten days and will select 52 athletes for the Kabul team. Click here to read more (external link).
Cricket Times: Afghanistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Afsar Zazai, recently met with a gruesome car accident where he suffered an injury to his head. The news has raised more concerns for Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) which is currently fire-fighting amid cricket hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan Sports News Afghan
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s Jama Saidi, after defeating his Ghana rival Jay Spencer in an International boxing match, is now ranked as Germany’s number one professional boxer in his weight class. In the latest world ranking of the World Boxing Federation, Saidi is at the top of the best boxers in the 72kg weight class in
Ariana: Jama Saidi – an Afghan-German boxer – will enter the boxing ring against in rival Jay Spencer from Ghana Friday. The match will take place in today’s evening in Berlin, Germany, at around 8 p.m. local time. Click here to read more (external link).
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