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
AA: Turkey’s state-run aid agency delivered sports and office equipment to the Herat Paralympic Federation in western Afghanistan on Tuesday. Speaking at the ceremony, Ali Ergun Cinar, coordinator for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), said the agency also renovated the federation’s sports equipment store. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports
Tolo News: Farzad Mansoori and Mohsen Rezaee, Afghan Taekwondo competitors, both won silver medals in the Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship G2 in the UAE after each beat four opponents. Mansoori and Rezaee competed in the 68 kg and 58 kg weight classes, respectively, according to the National Olympic Committee. Click here to read more
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:
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
Tolo News: Farzad Mansoori, a member of the National Taekwondo Team, won a silver medal in the 2019 Belt and Road China Open International Taekwondo Championships, which started on November 7. He competed in the 68 kg weight category. Mansoori defeated a Chinese rival in his first match and a Nepalese in the second. Click here
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Taekwondo Team left Kabul on Sunday for China to participate in the 2019 Belt and Road China Open International Taekwondo Championships, which start on November 7. The Nov. 7-9 event will be held in Xi’an city of Shaanxi province in central China and will host more than 70 participating countries. Click here
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s youth Muay Thai team won a bronze medal at the Youth World Championships in Turkey, and a gold and silver medal in a Muay Talay competition. The event was hosted by the International Federation of Muay Thai Associations. Click here to read more (external link).
UFC: Ismail Naurdiev, delivered a career-best performance against [Afghan MMA Fighter] Siyar Bahardurzada, shutting out the veteran striker over three rounds. Scores in the welterweight matchup were 30-26 and 30-25 twice for Naurdiev, now 19-3. Click here to read more (external link).