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Afghan Cricket Board receives USD 21,000 from Australia

Australia assisted the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) with USD 21,000 cash on Tuesday. The check was handed over to ACB deputy chief executive officer Dost Mohammad Nazari by Australian Ambassador in Kabul Matt Anderson at a ceremony in Australian Embassy.

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Roshan to sponsor Afghanistan’s top football league for another 3 years

Roshan will remain the title sponsor of the Roshan Afghan Premier League for the next three years. This announcement was made by the telecommunication company Roshan, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), and Afghan Media conglomerate Moby on Thursday. “As the

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Afghanistan ended 3rd at the Embassy Cup 2015 – Oslo

Afghanistan participated for the first time in the Embassy Cup 2015 football tournament which was held in Oslo, Norway. The tournament was held at Ferd Football Stadium where 18 teams representing Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, IOM, Italy,

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The Rise and Fall of Sepp Blatter

1998: The Blatter Reign Begins After 17 years as the top deputy to the retiring Joao Havelange, Sepp Blatter is elected FIFA president in 1998 in a close vote over a Swedish rival, Lennart Johansson. Charges of widespread bribery quickly

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FIFA funds programs to boost Afghan football

Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has invested in various projects to boost football in Afghanistan. Afghan football receives new headquarters, an indoor futsal hall and a beach soccer pitch through FIFA’s Goal and Challenger programs. FIFA invested a total

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Afghan women ski championship ended on Sunday

Afghan women ski championship that was held in Lado village of Shaheedan area of Bamiyan province ended on Sunday. Masooda Hassani was the reigning champion with Ayena Ibrahimi and Zahra Ibrahimi ending up as first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively.

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Afghanistan’s first victory in Cricket World Cup 2015

Afghanistan had its first victory in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, beating Scotland by 1 wicket. Scotland set a target of 210 in 50 overs with all wickets out for Afghanistan to chase Afghanistan lost five wickets very early in

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India beats Pakistan by 76 runs in Cricket World Cup 2015 group stage

India won the group stage match against Pakistan in Cricket World Cup 2015 by 76 runs on Sunday. Winning the toss, India chose to bat and set a target of 301 for Pakistan to chase. India’s Virat Kohli scored the

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for the third time

Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded with the Ballon d’Or , football player of the year, for the third time. The Portuguese was running against Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manul Neuer. Winning 37.66% of all

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Afghanistan wins by 2 wickets against UAE in 3rd ODI

Chasing 274, Afghanistan wins in the 3rd One Day International against United Arab Emirates (UAE). The all-rounder Mirwais Ashraf propelled Afghanistan to victory by scoring a six when Afghanistan needed four runs to win with three balls left and two

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Afghanistan wins by 54 runs againt Pakistan in a friendly match

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada: The Afghanistan-A national cricket team defeated Pakistan-A cricket team by 54 runs during a 15 over friendly match on Saturday. Afghanistan team chose to bat first after winning the toss, setting a target of 155 runs from

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Cristiano Ronaldo receives his 3rd golden boot

Cristiano Ronaldo received his third golden boot on Wednesday for scoring the most goals in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. He shared the award with Uruguayan Luis Suarez, who also scored 31 goals. “I promise to always give the fans

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11th cricket academy established in Afghanistan

The 11th Afghan cricket academy was established in Helmand with a cost of 800,000 AFN provided by the country’s cricket board. In an attempt to promote and institutionalize cricket in the country, officials of the cricket board are seeking to

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Luis Suarez getting professional help to stop biting opponents

Well-known striker, Luis Suarez, admits he is getting professional help in order to control his “impulse” to bite. He will be playing his first match for Barcelona against Real Madrid on Saturday after his ban. The Uruguayan was banned for

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Real Madrid tops richest football teams list for 10th year in a row

Real Madrid has once again become the world’s richest club for the 10th consecutive year, recording a total turnover of 603.9mn Euros in the 2013-2014 season. The turnover has witnessed a 10.9% increase on the previous campaign, while their net

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Afghan Premier League players and coach to receive training from FIFA certified coaches

For the first time since its inception three years ago, the RAPL has invited professional FIFA-certified coaches to train RAPL players and RAPL coaches.  Several coaches from Tajikistan and one from Uzbekistan will be participating in the upcoming season: Boir

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Ronaldo surpasses Messi in European competitions

Scoring a double against Sevilla in UEFA super cup, Cristiano Ronaldo now has a total of 70 goals in European competitions. He is currently standing in the second position in the list of top European scorers along with Filippo Inzaghi,

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Afghanistan cricket team declared winner of the Zimbabwe series trophy

The Afghanistan national cricket team was declared winner of the Zimbabwe series after winning One Day International (ODI) and one unofficial test match against a test playing nation. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said Afghanistan was awarded the series trophy for

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Last minute goal wins Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup

Tied after 105 minutes, Germany used a late goal from substitute Mario Gotze in the second half of extra time and lift the trophy. Neither Germany nor Argentina could break the deadlock and the game seemed to be going to

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Afghan Football Club wins Women's Premier League title

The Afghan Football Club recorded its second consecutive title win in Women’s Football Premier League in Kabul. The defending champion defeated Maihan Football Club 4-0 in the final match of season 2 of Women’s Premier League. Afghan Football Club defeated

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Afghanistan U-17 football team heads to Azerbaijan for Caspian Cup

The Afghanistan Under-17 national football team will participate in IV International Tournament Caspian Cup which is due to be organized from 28th May to 6th June. Officials in Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) said Monday that the Under-17 national football team

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Afghanistan wins ACC Premier League championship trophy

The Afghanistan national cricket team won the championship of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Premier League by defeating Nepal. Afghanistan set a target of 263 runs from 49.3 overs after losing the toss to Nepal, with Usman Ghani and Hashmatullah

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Manchester United sacks David Moyes

Manchester United sacked Moyes just 10 months after he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson, who had himself chosen Moyes to replace him. Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs has been appointed interim manager of Manchester United following the sacking of  Moyes. ‘‘Following the

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Visit of Afghan Women Volleyball team to India

The Indian Embassy in Afghanistan announced that Afghan National Team of Women for Volleyball is going to India on 23 March for a training camp on the invitation of Volleyball Federation of India. The team will also play friendly matches

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Sri Lanka books spot in Asia Cup final after defeating Afghanistan by 129 runs

Sri Lanka cruises to the final of cricket’s Asia Cup after sweeping a 129-run victory over Afghanistan in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Afghanistan had to chase down a total of 254 but lost its star batsman Mohammad Shahzad in the second over.

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