Tolo News: Toofan Harirod will face De Abasin Sape in the opening match of the ninth season of Afghanistan’s football league—the Afghan Premier League (APL)–on Thursday. The opening ceremony will start at 5 pm Afghan time and will be aired live on TOLO and Lemar TV networks. The match will kick-off at 6 pm. Click
Tolo News: The nation’s football league—the Afghan Premier League (APL)—is scheduled to start on Thursday as the draw for the 2020 season of the league was held in Kabul on Friday. Shaheen Asmayee, De Maiwand Atalan, Toofan Harirod, Simorgh Alborz, Mawjhai Amu, De Spinghar Bazan, De Abasin Sape, and Oqaban Hindukosh are the eight APL
Khaama Press: The country’s Afghan Premier League to start is 9th season of in two weeks [September 24th], officials said. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed Monday for government’s financial support to the football league, with government promising to financially back 9th season of these tournaments. Click here to read more (external link). Other Afghan
Ariana: The Afghanistan national football team’s tournaments for the qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China have been rescheduled. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Cycling Race in Bamiyan Marks World Environment Day
Ariana: The contract of Anosh Dastgir, the head coach of the Afghan national football team, will be extended until the end of the qualifying tournaments for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Asian Cup. Officials at the Afghan Football Federation say they have no choice but for Anosh to continue to lead
Ariana: The construction work on the second phase of the football stadium for Chaghcharan city, the provincial capital of Ghor province, has begun. The Ghor Football Federation officials on Monday inaugurated work on the second phase of the project. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Nazima Khirzad, an Afghan ski racer, has won a bronze medal in the 4th CAS Karakoram International Alpine Ski Cup 2020 in Pakistan. The four-day competition was held in Pakistan’s Swat city, and ended on Tuesday with Khirzad winning the bronze medal in the slalom category. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Monday was awarded the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Grassroots Charter Bronze Membership for the development of grassroots football. The Grassroots Charter is a development tool for Member Associations (MA) to raise the quality of their grassroots programs, according to the AFC, which identifies 20 performance categories such as
AP: Two decades after fleeing Taliban-ruled Afghanistan with her family, Nadia Nadim is ready to go home. The risks are worth it for the 31-year-old Nadim, who is planning her first trip back to Afghanistan since leaving the country as a child. She is hoping to change mindsets and inspire girls to follow her onto the soccer
Ariana: Afghanistan women’s national under-23 football team defeated Turkmenistan 2-1 in their first game at the Central Asian Football Association U-23 Women Championship on Friday. Click here to read more (external link).