Al Jazeera: For a group of alienated young Afghan refugees in Iran, football proves a powerful force that gives them a much-needed boost in pride, identity and self-worth. They call their team ‘Wahdat’ meaning ‘unity’ and assemble a talented and determined squad. They overcome all the odds to form a team, obtain sponsorship and enter one of the
1TV: Afghanistan will take on Tajikistan in an international football friendly match in Dushanbe on 17 June, officials announced Wednesday. Afghanistan are 149th in the world FIFA rankings, while Tajikistan hold 120th position. The sides have played five matches, with Tajikistan winning all. The last time they met each other was in November 2016, where Tajikistan claimed
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s all-rounder Mohammad Nabi says he is happy about his good performance in his first appearance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match for Sunrisers Hyderabad. On Sunday’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Nabi, playing his first match of the season, sunk Royal Challengers with a sensational spell of 4/11 after coming on to
1TV: Afghanistan’s Abassin Alikhil hit the ball into his own net to hand hosts Malaysia victory in the Airmarine Cup match on Saturday. It was Afghanistan’s second consecutive loss in two matches they played in the tournament. Afghanistan had suffered 0-5 defeat in their first match against Oman. Afghanistan secured the last and fourth position in
1TV: World soccer body FIFA has extended the provisional ban on the president of Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) Keramuddin Karim by a further 90 days. In December last year, Karim was banned by FIFA for 90 days due to probe into allegations of abuse in the country’s women team. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 16, 2018 Afghanistan’s attorney general has called on soccer’s world governing body, FIFA, to share evidence it has collected over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the women’s national team. Jamshid Rasuli, the attorney general’s spokesman, told reporters in Kabul that the December 16 request was part of an
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan December 12, 2018 FIFA has temporarily suspended the head of Afghanistan’s Football Federation (AFF) over the alleged physical and sexual abuse of players on the country’s women’s football team. The suspension of AFF president Keramuudin Karim applies to all football-related activities at national and international level, and expires in 90 days.
VOA News December 9, 2018 Afghanistan’s attorney general has suspended five officials of the Afghan Football Federation, including the president of the organization, following allegations of sexual abuse against members of the women’s national football team. The suspensions came just days after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation into the allegations that were first
1TV: Afghanistan women’s football team has ended its Central Asian campaign without scoring a single goal in four matches it played. Afghanistan faced Uzbekistan in their opening game of the five-team tournament and they lost it by a wide margin of 0-20. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Ghani Calls For Probe
Tolo News: In reaction to allegations over sexual and physical abuse of some members of Afghanistan National Women’s Football Team, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Saturday said they will run a thorough investigation into the claims. After the allegations made over sexual and physical assault on women players at AFF, Khalida Popal, a former player at