Tolo News: Baz Mohammad Mubarez, a famous Afghan mixed martial arts fighter, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Snow Leopard Fighting Championship (SLFC) on Monday in Kabul. According to the agreement, Mubarez will fight a rival from Ukraine at the twelfth SLFC competition that will be held on April 9th in Kabul. Click here
Tolo News: A competition featuring traditional wrestling, known as Koresh, was held in Samangan on Monday and ended with the selection of seven top athletes to join the province’s team. Over 100 athletes from five Samangan clubs participated. Koresh is a traditional wrestling sport that originated in Central Asia. Click here to read more (external
Tolo News: Afghan women’s one-day taekwondo open competitions in Kabul ended with the victory of the Abrishom Dorakhshan team on Sunday. 50 female taekwondo athletes in multiple weight-categories participated. Nargis Hussaini was selected as “the top athlete,” while Nematullah Habibi was picked as “top coach.” Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Nasratullah Akhonzada, an Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, announced that he is prepared to attend an event in Russia in March hosted by the Absolute Championship Akhmat (ACA) organization. Another Afghan MMA fighter, Abdul Azim Badakhshi, has also announced a fight abroad. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ahmad Wali Hotak defeated his rival from Brazil in the Truly Grand Fighting Championship (TGFC) match in Kabul on Thursday evening. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Wushu Competition Ends, Next to Include Foriegn Martial Artists
Ariana: A group of six taekwondo athletes left Kabul on Tuesday for Uzbekistan in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The group will take part in a training camp in Uzbekistan before competing in the Asian Games, which will be hosted by Jordan in three months. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The national taekwondo team won seven medals in the Nepal Open International Virtual Poomsae Taekwondo Championships, in which athletes from 30 countries attended. The medals were won by Mohammad Idris Qarizada (gold), Sayed Rustam Akbari (silver), and Sayed Zarif Hashimi, Sumaya Adil Niazi, Anzaroot Wali, Abdul Muoz Ahmad Salik and Sardar Agha (bronze).
Tolo News: A one-day taekwondo competition was held in Kabul on Sunday with 100 athletes participating. The Afghan athletes came from Kabul, Takhar, Balkh and Kunduz province and competed for spots within the Asia and Olympics games. In less than six months the Olympic games are set to begin in Tokyo, on July 23. Click
Tolo News: Afghan athletes got 11 medals, including two gold, two silver and seven bronze medals, from International Jujitsu Tournament of the St. Petersburg Open 2020 organized by Russian Jiujitsu Federation on October 23-25. From Afghanistan, 13 athletes attended the event where 280 athletes participated from Central Asian and some European countries. Click here to
Tolo News: Farhan Yusefzai, chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), on Monday fired Lutfullah Stanikzai, the CEO of ACB. In a termination letter addressed to Stanikzai that went viral on social media, ACB chairman Farhan Yusefzai said Stanikzai’s contract was being terminated for “mismanagement”, “unsatisfactory performance,” and “misbehavior with managers.” Click here to read