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Sports equipment for 18 schools in Kabul & Mazar-e Sharif

The Afghan-German Cooperation has funded sports equipment to eight girls’ school in Kabul and another ten schools in Mazar-e-Sharif. About 27,000 female students are enrolled in the schools that obtained sports equipment and will benefit from advanced physical education classes.

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Rugby club opens inside Kabul University campus

By: Asad Ziar Afghanistan Rugby Federation (ARF) finally managed to inaugurate a rugby club inside the campus of Kabul University with the help of  university students and the sports committee of the university. Kabul University is the oldest and largest

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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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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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Cricket stadium to be built in Faizabad

A cricket stadium would be constructed in fifth municipality district of the provincial capital of Badakhshan, Faizabad. Costing USD 50,000, the project would be funded by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Many Badakhshan youths have turned to cricket for leisure

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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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Khost to have its first cricket stadium

With financial collaboration from the German government, a cricket stadium is going to be established in eastern Khost province at a total cost of 800,000 Euros. An agreement to that effect was signed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and

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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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First Taekwondo Center established in Kabul

With financial collaboration from the Korean government, the Afghan-Korea Vocational Training Center (AKVTC) established the first ever Taekwondo center in capital Kabul. Addressing the inaugural ceremony on Wednesday, South Korean Ambassador Cha Yongcheol regarded the new Taekwondo center as an

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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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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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Afghan national football team captain Amiri appointed as Roshan's Business Ambassador

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has appointed Islamuddin Amiri, the captain of the national football team, as their new business ambassador. “I am really proud of becoming a family member of Roshan Telecommunication Company and I hope that in the

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Afghan national football team captain Amiri appointed as Roshan’s Business Ambassador

Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, has appointed Islamuddin Amiri, the captain of the national football team, as their new business ambassador. “I am really proud of becoming a family member of Roshan Telecommunication Company and I hope that in the

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Afghanistan Cricket Continues to Achieve

The Asian Cricket Council recently announced the winners of the Asia Region winners of the Pepsi ICC Development Program Annual Awards. The Afghanistan Cricket Board has taken out two of the regional awards: the Best Overall Cricket Development Program and

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Afghanistan wins 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

Afghanistan was announced winner of the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award at the Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland. The Fair Play Award is a FIFA recognition of a team who demonstrates remarkable achievements in grassroots level football.

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Afghanistan one of the candidates for 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has nominated the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) for the 2013 Fair Play Award. “Afghanistan, on the basis of the achievements gained in football over the year 2013, has now been nominated for 2013

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Mansur Faqiryar to establish professional football club in Afghanistan

Afghan goal keeper and winner of the North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany, Mansur Faqiryar, plans to set up a football club in Afghanistan in an attempt to provide professional training to children and youths passionate about football.

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Afghan goalkeeper wins the North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany

Afghan national football team’s goalkeeper, Mansur Faqiryar, received the best North Athlete of the Year Award in Germany. Faqiyar was nominated for the award for his outstanding performance in VfB Oldenburg football division. Based on a poll conducted by Germany’s

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Afghanistan to participate in the Asia Cup 2014

Afghanistan will join India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the 50 over tournament of Asia Cup 2014. The decision comes as a result of meetings between Afghanistan Cricket Board management and the cricket boards of India (BCCI) and Sri

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English Premier League to support Afghan Football Federation

English Premier League is expected to sign an agreement with the Afghan Football Federation (AFF) in Dubai within two months. This comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron accompanied by England’s top football player Michael Owen visited southern Afghanistan and

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Afghanistan to play Pakistan in a friendly cricket match in UAE

The Afghan National Cricket Team will play Pakistan on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates. The match will be part of a preparation program for the World Cup next year. According to Afghan Cricket Board officials, such matches outside of

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Afghanistan steps up to 129th position in FIFA ranking

In the updated FIFA world ranking, Afghanistan rose 4 places and now ranks 129th. Afghanistan won the  2013 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship after their 3-0 victory against the former SAFF champions, India. Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan remained unchanged

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Afghanistan beats Nepal in a 7 over contest for ICC T20 Qualifier

Afghanistan won against Nepal by nine wickets in the ICC World Twenty 20 Qualifier match played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Friday. Due to the wet outfield the match was delayed and reduced to 7 overs a

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