Ayaz Gul VOA News October 12, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The United States has hailed FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, for slapping a five-year ban on a former senior official of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) for failing to act on sexual abuse allegations brought by the country’s female players. “Survivors of sexual abuse deserve justice
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 11, 2019 FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has banned the former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) for five years for violations concerning the abuse of female players. FIFA said in a statement on October 11 that Sayed Aghazada was guilty of “various violations” of the FIFA Code of Ethics
Tolo News: The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has eliminated the Afghan women’s national football team from the world women’s ranking, due to the team’s lack of activity. The Afghan Women’s National Football team was in the 108 place in the FIFA ranking. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The final match of the Afghanistan Women’s Quadrilateral Football Tournament was held on Thursday in the Football Federation stadium in Kabul. The final match pitted Kabul against Herat and Kabul was victorious, 1-0. Women’s teams from Balkh, Kabul, Bamyan and Herat provinces participated in the tournament. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 8, 2019 A “culture of abuse” continues to thrive at Afghanistan’s soccer federation because of world soccer governing body FIFA’s “apparent inaction” in a sexual abuse scandal involving female Afghan players, according to the national women’s team coach. In a letter dated August 6, coach Kelly Lindsey and the team’s
AP: Criticism of FIFA President Gianni Infantino over the handling of sexual abuse investigations was “ill-informed and unjustified,” the governing body said Thursday after the coach of the Afghanistan women’s national team said she was “disgusted” with him. Coach Kelly Lindsey had demanded Infantino’s departure from FIFA for claiming the organization was not being rigorous enough
ICC: Afghanistan, who have been win-less at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 so far, despite displaying flashes of brilliance, will look to end their campaign on a high as they face West Indies in their last match on Thursday. West Indies, much like Afghanistan have failed to produce an all-round performance, barring their opening match
1TV: Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office has issued arrest warrant for former president of the country’s football federation, Keramuddin Karim. The news comes a day after the global soccer body FIFA banned Keramuddin Karim from the sports for life after founding him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players. Click here to read more
Tolo News: FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players. Keramuddin Karim, who was president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million). The verdict came on Saturday after a meeting of the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics
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