Tuesday January 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan National Football Team (ANFT) after lottery had selected to face with Jordan, Vietnam and Cambodia national football teams in group C of Asian Nations Cup Qualifiers.
Shams Amini member of publication in Afghanistan football federation today told BNA reporter, the lottery was launched among participation teams of Asian Nations Cup Qualifiers in Abu Dhabi city capital of United Arabic Emirates (UAE) yesterday.
The Qualifier Cup of Asian Nations to be held in March, 2017 and 24 national football teams will be played each other, Amini added.
It is mentionable that Asian Nations Cup competitions will be launched in 2019 in UAE and the two top teams of qualifiers would be able to participate in the tournaments.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Trainer of Shaheen-e-Asmayee team Mujtaba Faiz and at the outset taking on the goal behind travel of the team to Tajikistan said “The main goal behind our travel to Tajikistan is to have access to Asian Club Championship or AFC-CUP 2017 and I hope Afghanistan would have good achievements.
He added “Since over one month, the team has started exercise in the field of Afghanistan football federation and at the moment it’s ready physically and psychologically for the championship. Our footballists would make sincere efforts to hoist Afghan flag in Asia and the world and improve Afghanistan relations with world. Faiz went on to say that participation of Afghanistan players from premier league have considerable affect and would improve the players capacities. The Asmayee team has 26 players and 18 plsyers would be chosen for the AFC CUP 2017 championship. Faiz said that these championships will be held in Dushanbeh the capital of Tajikistan and our team would make rivalry with Tajik team called Haselat which is assistant champion of Tajikistan primer league. Shaheen-e-Asmayee would play two games the first on 31.01.2017 at 14:30 PM in Kabul time and the second on 07.02.2017.
This is the first time that the team attends the Asian games and we hope this process would continue in Asian and world games and our players would gain great experiences.
Nesar Ahmad Askarzada
Monday, January 23, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan opening batsman and wicket Mohammad Shahzad has broken the record of India’s Virat Kohli by scoring four 50s in one international tournament.
Shahzad also made history by scoring two 50s in two different international matches on the same day and became the first ever player in the world to have the record.
According to reports, Kohli was previously the record of scoring maximum three 50s in a single tournament.
However, Shahzad helped the Afghan team to win the Desert T20 Challenge with his four 50s in the tournament.
Kohli had set the record ICC World Twenty20 which was held in India last year.
Afghanistan played the semi-final match against Oman on Friday and defeated those 8 wickets where Shahzad scored 80 runs.
The final match of the tournament was held hours after the Afghan team defeated Oman where Shahzad scored 52 runs and helped defeat Ireland by 10 wickets.
The final match victory was Afghanistan’s fifth consecutive win in the tournament following back to back wins in group matches against Ireland, United Arab Emirates, and Namibia.
The final match of the tournament was played at Dubai International cricket stadium.
The Afghanistan is currently holding the champion status of the 2016/2017 Desert Twenty20 Challenge.
Wednesday January 18, 2018
Kabul (BNA) Afghan cycling athletes went to Jalalabad City the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province aiming to participate in a training camp.
Mohammad Sadiq Sadiqi head of biking federation in Afghanistan National Olympic Committee told BNA, the training camp launch for one month by National Olympic Committee and four girl cyclists and six boy cyclists to participate in the training camp.
The cyclists’ athletes getting preparedness to attend biking competitions to be launched in India and Pakistan in near future.