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Sunday August 6, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Boys cycling competitions with participation of 21 cyclists has started in Kabul city today.
Abdul Sadeq Sadeqi head of Cycling Federation told BNA reporter, including Kabul’s cyclists 21 athletes has been participated in the competitions.
The cyclists will continue their contest in two phases, first started from Kabul to Charikar city the provincial capital of Parwan and second phase from Charikar city to Safed Shir region of Panjshir province, Sadeqi added.
The aim of the competitions are introducing top cyclists and chosen them to Afghanistan National Cycling Team, Sadeqi concluded.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday August 3, 2017

Kabul (BNA) After fleeing her native Afghanistan, Nadim found a new life in Denmark where it was acceptable for women to play football in public.
Now she hopes to pay back her adopted nation as they take on Germany in a bid to recreate the famous Euro 1992 upset. Nadia Nadim fled with her family to Denmark where she forged a career in women’s football that has taken her to the US Getty Like many of the women playing in the European Championships Nadia Nadim was introduced to football by her father, who brought home a ball when she was a little girl. The rest of her story, however, is unique, a tale of tragedy and triumph even Hollywood might balk at. Nadim will play for Denmark tonight in the quarter-finals of Euro 2017, against holders Germany in Rotterdam. It is the biggest match of her life, but there is no danger of her losing perspective. Denmark is Nadim’s adopted country. One of five sisters she was born and grew up in Afghanistan where her father, Rabani, was a general in the Afghan Army. When she was 10 the Taliban, who controlled the country, summoned her father to a meeting.
He never returned. It was six months before her mother, Hamida, discovered he had been taken into the desert and executed. Life for a family of six women was all-but impossible under a regime in which unaccompanied females were tightly restricted. The girls were unable to go to school, Hamida unable to work. Even play was curtailed. Nadim had only kicked the ball around inside her garden, to play in public was forbidden. She later said she never saw any females playing any sports, adding that, had she stayed she could well have been killed herself for being too independent-minded to conform to such a repressive society. The family put their savings into escape, being trafficked to Europe via Pakistan and, with forged passports, a flight to Italy. There they were put on a truck expecting to be taken to London, where Hamida had relatives. Several days later the bus stopped, the occupants turfed out. It was not what they expected. They asked a passer-by and found they had been dumped in rural Denmark.
Nadim signed for Portland Thorns where she regularly plays in front of more than 15,000 fans (Getty) The family were sent to a refugee center. There, for the first time, Nadim began to play football in public, with other children, and gradually became accustomed to a society where a girl playing football was acceptable. She began to train at a nearby club. The family were given leave to remain and moved to an apartment. This was some distance from the club but when her mother, working several jobs to support the family, said they could not afford to travel to training the club bought bus passes. With formal coaching Nadim flourished, breaking into senior football, then, after attaining Danish citizenship, the national team. She became the first naturalized Dane of either gender, to win a cap. Denmark will hope to replicate the men’s famous victory over Germany at Euro 92 (Getty) She now plays for Portland Thorns, the biggest club in the US whose gates average 15,000, a large attendance in women’s football. Tonight she will seek to combine with Permille Harder, of Frauen Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg, and upset a German team that has won the last six Euros.
In Denmark the talk is of a shock to match that in the men’s Euro 1992 when John Jensen’s goal prompted the famous underdog victory over Germany. At 29 it could be Nadim’s last shot at football glory, but for her football has always been about enjoyment and her real ambitions lie beyond the game. She is deep into a medical degree at Aarhus University in Denmark and wants to work in reconstructive surgery. This will be the branch that repairs people’s faces after injury, not the more lucrative field that keeps celebs looking unfeasibly young. And it will be in Denmark, the country she feels gave her a new life, and she will proudly represent tonight.
Independent
 

Wednesday August 2, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team to play with Zimbabwe national cricket team in test match and T20 overs in near future.
Farid Hotak spokesperson of Afghanistan Cricket Board said BNA reporter, discussions are underway with Zimbabwe cricket team’ officials about test and T20 matches and at the end of the year the matches to be held between the teams.
Afghanistan not ready to host the matches, it is supposed that the matches to be launched in India or United Arab Emirates, Hotak added.
T/M.A.Ansari 
 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) After defeating India, Indonesia and Thailand basketball teams in the 4th Bali Cup International Tournament in Indonesia, the women’s wheelchair basketball team arrived home on Monday.
“As we promised, we won the tournament, we became the champions, I’m glad to have won such an honor for the first time.  The tournament was very good.  The teams were powerful, but we got stronger after playing them and won,” said Nilofar Bayat, a team member.
This is the first time that the women’s wheelchair basketball team participated in the Asia championship.
“This is the greatest honor we have gained.  I cannot speak from too much joy with four wins we got the position,” said Tahir Yousofi the team’s coach.
 

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