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Afghan National Football Team heads to Nepal for SAFF Championship

The Afghan National Football Team left for Nepal early Wednesday to participate in the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (SAFF). The team will play its first game against Bhutan on Monday. Last week, in a highly anticipated face-off between

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Germany, Denmark fund Afghanistan’s first Football Academy

Germany and Denmark have joined hands to fund Afghanistan’s first football academy, Grassroots Football, which was opened in Kabul on Monday. The inaugural ceremony was attended by officials from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The project is aimed

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Germany, Denmark fund Afghanistan's first Football Academy

Germany and Denmark have joined hands to fund Afghanistan’s first football academy, Grassroots Football, which was opened in Kabul on Monday. The inaugural ceremony was attended by officials from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The project is aimed

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Shaheen Asmayee wins over Oqaban Hindukush on the 2nd day of AFL

On the second day of the 2013 Roshan Afghan Primer League (RAPL) season, Shaheen Asmayee defeated Oqaban Hindukosh 3-1 in an action packed match on Friday. Hashmatullah Barakzai scored twice and Amruddin Sharifi managed one against Oqaban Hindukhosh. The goal

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Second season of Afghan Football League kicks off in Kabul

Afghanistan’s second season of domestic league football opened on Thursday, with eight sides competing in a tournament boosted by the national team’s home win over arch-rival Pakistan this week. The league fixtures are a rare sporting highlight in a country

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Afghan National football team heads to Nepal for SAFF Gold Cup

Following their historic 3-0 win over their Pakistani rivals in Kabul on Tuesday, the Afghan National Football Team plans to depart in less than a week for the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (SAFF) in Nepal. Mohammad Yusuf Kargar,

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Afghan football players face financial constraints

As the second season of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) is drawing closer, some teams are still searching for funding to provide for adequate salaries, training and equipment. The teams faced with financial constraints include Toofan Harirod and Simorgh

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Afghanistan Football Federation to host a friendly match between Afghanistan and Pakistan

At a press conference held in Kabul on Monday, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) announced that it will host a friendly match between Afghanistan and Pakistan on August 19, 2013. The AFF announced that the main purpose of the friendly

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“Shaheen Asmayee” to represent Kabul city in RAPL

The newly formed football team, “Shaheen Asmayee” , will be presenting Kabul city in the coming Roshan-Afghan Premier League (RAPL). The team has already won support from Kabul’s Mayor, Younas Nawandesh. “I support the team of Kabul City and will

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"Shaheen Asmayee" to represent Kabul city in RAPL

The newly formed football team, “Shaheen Asmayee” , will be presenting Kabul city in the coming Roshan-Afghan Premier League (RAPL). The team has already won support from Kabul’s Mayor, Younas Nawandesh. “I support the team of Kabul City and will

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Afghan U-16 Football team makes it to the semi-final of South Asian Championship

The Afghan U-16 football team will face India in the semi-final of the South Asian Championship on Sunday in Nepal. After the Afghan team’s win against Bhutan, it qualified for the semi-finals from Group A. Nepal will now join Afghanistan

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Afghan U-16 Team to Face Pakistan in South Asian Championship

Afghanistan’s U-16 national football team will face Pakistan on Saturday in the South Asian Championship in Nepal. The Afghan U-16 national football team coach, Wahidullah Wahidi, said that the team has been trained well and that it is ready for

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Afghan footballer wins Fans Player of the Year Award

By Meena Haseeb (Khaama.com)-Afghan footballer and member of the Afghan National Football Team Islam Amiri received Fans player of the year award in the 5th edition of the Indian Football Awards 2013. Islam Amiri, who was playing for Mumbai FC

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Afghanistan Climbs Again in FIFA Rankings

Afghanistan has climbed another two places in the global rankings of the international football federation FIFA, reaching its highest rank yet since it has been included in the index. Afghanistan is now placed 139 for April 2013, following an already

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Afghanistan on the rise in the FIFA World Ranking

Afghanistan have jumped an incredible 48 places to move to 141 in the world (from 189). This result comes after Afghanistan played 3 games in the recent AFC Challenge Cup qualification 2014. Afghanistan won 2 games and draw 1 to

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National Coach to Scout for Players from 2013 Afghan Premier League

Afghanistan’s national football team coach on Saturday said that the best players of the upcoming 2013 Afghan Premier League will be selected to play in next year’s AFC Challenge Cup. Yousuf Kargar said that with the Afghan Premiere League (APL)

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Afghanistan Qualifies for AFC Challenge Cup

Afghanistan will compete in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup after a nail-biting third match in the qualifiers in Laos on Wednesday. The Afghans drew with host country Laos 1-1 but qualified because they had won their previous two matches in

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Afghanistan Beats Sri Lanka in AFC Challenge Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan’s national football team beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in its first match at the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup qualifiers in Laos on Saturday. Afghan striker Belal Arezou scored the goal in the 45th minute of the first half of

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Afghanistan to face Sri Lanka in Asian qualifier

Afghanistan will face Sri Lanka in the opening game of the 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup qualifier scheduled to be held in Laos from March 2 to 6. The twenty teams involved in the qualification draw were drawn

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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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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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