Tolo News: Afridun Amu, Afghanistan’s first surfer, will represent his country at this year’s International Surfing Association’s (ISA) world surfing championships in Japan. Amu, 31, was the first Afghan surfer to represent his country in the sport and has taken part in a number of international competitions including the ISA’s World Surfing Games in Biarritz, France in May 2017. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports
Tolo News: A group of over 30 athletes participated in a running race in Kabul to support the extension of ceasefire by the Afghan government and welcome its efforts for peace. The race was held from Dehmazang Square to Darul Aman Palace in the west of Kabul. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Govt Pledges To Help Fund APL (Football)
DW: A group of women meet in a park in Mazar-i-Sharif to go jogging. To help protect the women against attacks, the area is closed off to other visitors during training. Many in Afghanistan object to women doing sports in public. Click here to view video (external link).
ICC: The senior team made December 16 a memorable day for Afghanistan cricket after the youngsters upset Pakistan in the Under-19 Asia Cup earlier by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 International series against the United Arab Emirates with a five-wicket victory in the second match at Dubai International Stadium on Friday. Click