Sunday February 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA) To salute 8th March “Women Day” Afghanistan Futsal Committee will be launched girls futsal competitions as soon in Kabul city.
Abdul Sabour Walizada in-charge of futsal committee in football federation today told BNA reporter, the competitions to be conducted between 8 girls’ futsal teams in football federation gymnasium.
According to another reporter, Shaheen Asmayee football team after participation in Shaikh Kamal cup had returned home today.
Shams Amini member of publication in football federation said BNA, Shaheen Asmayee football team in the mentioned cup had three matches with Bangladeshi and Nepali football teams, in which won a match and lost two other matches.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President’s special representative on reform and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud, in a meeting with Afghanistan Football Federation officials listened to their problems and demands, Bakhtar News Agency reported.
According to the agency, Ahmad Zia Massoud in a media briefing after his visit from football federation said government is trying to institutionalize sport in Afghanistan, adding appointing of the chairman and members of the federations belonging to national and international sport association and chairman as well as members of the football federation to be also appointed through the open votes of the provincial football chief and direct supervision of the FIFA association.
According to president’s special representative on reform and good governance, no government official and parliament members were allowed to interfere in the voting process.
Ahmad Zia Masoud called on people and businessmen to sport sports in Afghanistan, adding no language and ethnic issues affect sport in Afghanistan, which will totally destroy the achievements made and would be a great injustice to new generation of Afghanistan, the agency added.
“Football has made much progress and gained so many achievements which has bolstered spirit of national solidarity in the country,” Masoud said, adding such spirit should be promoted instead of being destroyed by the individuals’ interests.
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A Afghanistan cricket broke a new barrier when Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan became the first from the war-torn nation to be picked in the Indian Premier League Player's Auction, in Bengaluru, on Monday.
Both Nabi and Khan players were bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad, for Rs 30 lakh and Rs four crore respectively after five cricketers from Afghanistan were included in the auction for the first time. It was a bit surprising that seasoned all-rounder Nabi was snapped up at his base price while leg-spinner Khan got the benefit of a bidding war between Sunrisers and Mumbai Indians and was eventually sold for eight times his base price. Both players are currently with the national team in Zimbabwe. "Feeling on top of the world, being selected for Team @SunRisers @IPL auction. Tnx for your love & support," Nabi tweeted shortly after getting the big news. N Nabi, a batting all-rounder who is also effective with his off-spin, was keenly tracking the auction alongside Khan and the rest of the players. While Khan doesn't have experience of playing T20 leagues, Nabi has played in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and for Sylhet Royals in Bangladesh. 18-year-old Khan, known for his goodly, has 62 international wickets to his name, 31 each in ODIs and T20 Internationals. Nabi is one of the senior most Afghanistan cricketers, having represented the country in 72 ODIs and 52 T20 Internationals. Afghanistan's entry into the cash-rich IPL is a reflection of their gradual growth in international cricket. The team qualified for the World T20 in the last four editions and made its 50-over World Cup debut in Australia two years ago.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Zimbabwe by 54 runs in their second appearance in a bilateral One Day International (ODI) series.
The Afghan team won the toss and elected to bat first in the second game, electing a target of 239 runs for the host team. Afghanistan set the given target by losing 9 wickets from 50 overs with Mohammad Shahzad scoring 64 runs, Rahmat Shah 53 runs, Mohammad Nabi 33 runs, Najibullah Zadran 45 runs, Noor Ali Zadran 14 runs, Asghar Stanikzai 6 runs, Gulbain Naib 5 runs, Rashid Khan 3 runs, Dawlat Zadran 1 runs, and Hashmatullah Shahidi 2 runs. Zimbabwe team could not chase the given target and lost all their wickets after scoring184 runs from42.1 overs. On the bowling side, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan took 3 wickets, and Amir Hamza and Gulbadin Naib 2 wickets each to restrict Zimbabwe to 184 runs.