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Afghan cricketer to play for Bangladeshi club

Afghanistan’s top-notch cricketer Hamid Hassan is set to move to Bangladesh to play for the Barisal Burners club at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after signing a contract of USD 40,000. The right-arm fast bowler was the first Afghan to

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Afghanistan out of the Beach Football World Cup

Afghanistan’s beach football cup hopes dashed after losing its fourth and final match in Doha against Bahrain by 2-5. Afghanistan won its very first match against Qatar last week but lost the three following matches to Oman, Australia and Bahrain

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Afghanistan trounces Qatar by 7-3 in Asian Beach Soccer qualifiers

Afghanistan beats hosts Qatar in their opening match of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian qualifiers at Katara Beach on Tuesday. Both teams have participated in the Asian qualifiers for the first time. Sixteen nations are going head

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Afghan Beach Football Team Heads to Qatar for FIFA Qualifier

Tolo News- Afghanistan’s national beach football team will play Qatar in the first qualifying match for the 2013 FIFA Beach Football World Cup on Tuesday evening in Qatar. “Our team has a high morale, and the players are well prepared

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Afghanistan Gets Second Place at Fajr Taekwondo Competitions

By Mir Sayed Sediqi- Tolo News Afghanistan’s national Taekwondo team returned home to a warm welcome after coming in second at the 24th international Fajr Taekwondo Competitions held in Iran, clenching 17 Bronze and 2 silver medals. Female Afghan athletes

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Women to participate in Asian Cricket Council event

PAN-Afghanistan’s women cricket team would participate in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Championship to be hosted next month by Thailand, an official said on Monday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Afghanistan Cricket Board official Diana Barakzai

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Afghans Score 2 Silver on Day 1 of Fajr Taekwondo Competitions

On the first day of the international Fajr Taekwondo Competitions held in Iran Friday, the Afghan national Taekwondo team scored two silver and 12 bronze medals. Female athlete Nila Ahmadi and her male teammate Sayed Massoud Karimi scored the silver

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Real Madrid offer support as Barcelona announce Tito Vilanova will undergo chemotherapy

(The Independent)- Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova plans to continue in his role after it was announced he will undergo surgery followed by six weeks of chemotherapy. Earlier today, Barcelona suspended their scheduled media activities for the day amid reports concerning

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Afghan Boxer Wins Bronze at Kazakhstan Competition

Tolonews by Mir Sayed Sediqi- Afghan boxer Reshad Rezaye has won bronze at the World Series of Boxing competitions in Kazakhstan, beating Chinese and Kazakh rivals. Another Kazakh boxer ultimately beat Rezaye, putting an end to his hopes for further

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Ronaldo gets sports award

Real and Portugal midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the 2011 National Sports Award for the best Ibero-American athlete. “It was an honour for me to receive such a beautiful trophy this afternoon from Her Majesty, the Queen of Spain. Once

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The History of Football in Afghanistan

Written by Sayed Siawash Zimni-Tolo News In this special report, reporter Sayed Siawash Zimni looks at the history of football in Afghanistan from the time when it was first introduced in Afghanistan to this year’s first ever national league. An

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Cristiano Ronaldo donates his golden boot to children in Gaza

The iconic soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, has given the Golden Boot he won in 2011 to the Real Madrid Foundation, which has sold it at an auction for USD 1.5mn. The money goes in aid to the children of Gaza.

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Afghan and Tanzanian boxers facing each other in Kabul

Afghan World Boxing Union champion Hamid Rahimi is all set to face his rival from Tanzania, Syed Melyoub, in Kabul next Tuesday. Rahimi has participated in 21 boxing championships and has lost only one match. The legendary boxer was initially

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President Karzai meets with APL

About 122 people from the Roshan Afghan Premier League (including staff of APL, the Afghan Football Federation and 4 teams who made it to the semi-finals of the APL) were invited to the Arg Palace to meet with the President

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Tofan Harirod takes on Simorgrh Alborz, winning the Final Cup of the Roshan Afghan Premier League

It was a tense match from the outset, as the final match of the Roshan Afghan Premier League brought out  over 4,000 fans to the AFF Stadium in Kabul. Tofan Harirod came against Simorgh Alborz on October 18, 2012 at

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De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan

Roshan Afghan Premier League featured De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan at the AFF Stadium, Kabul on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm. The two teams were vying for the overall APL 3rd place prize, but in an exciting match only

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Goals were raining as Toofan (Storm) Harirod smashed Spinghar Bazan

RAPL press release- Toofan Harirod did not disappoint its fans. The technically and physically strong team from Herat and Western Afghanistan controlled the match versus Spinghar Bazan from the beginning on. Only 2 minutes into the game Marouf Mohammadi got

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Nikpah does it again for Afghanistan

Rohullah Nikpah has added to Afghanistan’s Olympic glory yet again, winning a Bronze medal  at the London Olympic Games. He defeated his British opponent, Martin Stamper, 5-3 in the men’s 68kg Taekwondo event on Thursday.  “It’s the second consecutive time

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Kandahar Soccer Players Claimed of Being Deprived in the National Team

Recently, a tournament was held by 13 ‘A’ grade teams in Kandahar. Ahmad Shah Baba faced its rival Itifaq in the final and took the trophy home with a 3-2 victory.  Ahmad Shah Baba held the first position followed by

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Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Man U 2-1 Norwich

Arsenal beat their bitter rivals and secured the 4th position in the Premier League table. Tottenham was on the lead at the very start of the first half with two goals. The first goal came from Louis Saha sprinting through

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Liverpool into the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup

Liverpool are into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and will play Stoke after overcoming a Brighton side unfortunate enough to concede three own goals. Martin Skrtel gave Liverpool the lead at the very start of the half-time but it

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Arsenal dumped out of FA Cup

By David Ornstein BBC Sport Arsenal are almost certain to finish without a trophy for the seventh year running after deservedly losing at Sunderland in the FA Cup fifth round. Fourth in the Premier League and facing likely elimination in

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Loyalty in football is dead – and why should we care?

Reservedness is not often a character trait attributed to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who appears to have a knack of saying, or doing, the wrong thing. The mercurial AC Milan striker is never too far away from some sort of controversy, and

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Manchester United 2-0 Victory Against Ajax

Manchester United sealed the victory against the Dutch team and made their way to the Europa League last-32 tie. United spiced up the match in the second half with Ashley Young putting the team ahead with a drilled finish. Javier

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