Back to back victories for Afghanistan’s football (soccer) team!
Afghanistan played against Bhutan on Wednesday and today in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Challenge Cup 2012 pre-qualifying round. They easily defeated Bhutan 3-0 in the first game, and then in the second game, they shut them out once again with a score of 2-0.
In the first game, all 3 goals from Afghanistan were scored by Mohammad Sediq Walizada. He scored the first in the second minute, then one at the 35 minute mark, and then the final goal of the match in the 80th minute. In the second game, Nadeem Wahid scored the first goal in the 65th minute, and 5 minutes later, Israfeel Kohistani scored the second goal.
Both games were played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon, India.
Now that they have defeated Bhutan, Afghanistan will will join DPR North Korea, Sri Lanka and Nepal in Group D of the AFC Challenge Cup qualifying round, which is scheduled to be held from April 7-11 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Overall, there are four qualifying groups of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012: A, B, C and D. Group A consists of Myanmar, Bangladesh, Palestine, and Philippines. Group B consists of India, Pakistan, Chinese Taipei and Turkmenistan. Group C consists of Maldives, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Cambodia.
The Asian Football Confederation’s Challenge Cup is a football competition for emerging nations. All the participants of the competition are members of the Asian Football Confederation.