Afghanistan wins 2013 SAFF Championship!!!!!

Afghanistan's national football team celebrating their win

Afghanistan made history tonight by defeating India 2-0 in the final match of the (SAFF) South Asian Football Federation Cup in Kathmandu, Nepal. It was the first time in history that Afghanistan has won this tournament. The first goal came from Mustafa Azadzoy in the 8th minute, and the second was scored by Sandjar Ahmadi close to the 62nd minute. In the meantime, Afghan goalkeeper Mansur Faqiryar did a phenomenal job of preventing opposition goals – not just in this game, but the tournament as a whole.

Celebrations have erupted across Afghanistan. There are even reports that the provincial governor of Balkh province, Atta Mohammad Noor, and Olympia Oil have offered thousands of dollars to the team as a reward for their success. Afghan football have improved tremendously over the recent years. Last month, Afghanistan defeated rival Pakistan 2-0 in the first international football match held in Kabul in 10 years. The SAFF Championship started on August 31st with 8 teams participating. The teams were divided into 2 groups. Group A consisted of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Afghanistan was put in group B with Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.

Click here to see video highlights of the match.

September 11, 2013 В· admin В· No Comments
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