CNN: She’s faced death threats, violence and depression, but the former captain of Afghanistan’s women’s football team Khalida Popal refuses to be silenced. “There are so many women who can’t get out of Afghanistan and die,” Popal told CNN during a recent visit to London, where she attended the Beyond Sports awards. “I have a voice
Excelle Sports: Khalida Popal is the former captain of the Afghanistan women’s national soccer team, and one of the country’s most influential women when it comes to developing the hopes, dreams and talents into not just a national team, but open access to the sport itself. On Wednesday, she spoke with a news program in the
ABC7News: DUBLIN, Calif. (KGO) — The Afghanistan women’s national soccer team is in the Bay Area for a labor tournament and for some of these young players it’s been quite a journey to get here. Click here to read more (external link).
AP via Stars and Stripes: Soccer is the one constant in Nadia Nadim’s life since fleeing the Taliban as a young girl. She first learned the game from her father, an Afghan military general who was tragically killed. Later it gave her a sense of belonging as a refugee, and then national pride when she donned the
CNN: Danish sportswear brand Hummel has unveiled its new jersey for the Afghanistan national soccer team, complete with a hijab for female players. Revealed to the public on International Women’s Day, the new red kit includes an integrated base layer which allows women to be covered from head to toe when they take to the pitch. Click
Portland Thorns FC has announced that the club has acquired forward Nadia Nadim, the third overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and a second-round selection in 2017 from Sky Blue FC in exchange for the second overall pick in 2016 and a 2017 first and conditional fourth-round pick. Born in Afghanistan, Nadim fled
AOPNEWS | January 14, 2016 Afghanistan’s national women’s football (soccer) team (Lionesses of Khorasan) will participate in the upcoming 2016 South Asian Games (SAG). Yesterday, the fixtures for the women’s competition were released, and Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been grouped with host country India in Group A. Group B will consist of Maldives, Nepal and