Archive for the ‘Afghan Sports News’ Category
AOPNEWS: Tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a welterweight showdown, Afghan MMA fighter Siyar Bahadurzada defeated American fighter Brandon Thatch in round 3 via submission (arm triangle) at UFC 196. Click here to read more (external link).
Close to 200 Afghan athletes, both male and female, had gone to India to participate in the 12th South Asian Games from February 6th to the 16th. A total of 8 countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) participated in 23 sports at the event. Even though, Afghanistan went into the […]
In cricket news, Afghanistan clinched a two day series against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad entered the record books by scoring 118 runs in the second match today. Click here to read more (via aopnews.com) In powerlifting, Afghans picked up 8 medals (7 gold and 1 bronze) in the recently concluded Subrata Classic Open International Powerlifting, […]
AOPNEWS:Â Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by 2 wickets today at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (UAE) in the fifth and final match to win the ODI (one day international) series 3-2.Â With todayâ€™s win, this becomes Afghanistanâ€™s second series win againt a Full Member. Click here to read more.
Tolo News: Defending champions Afghanistan National Football Team on Thursday beat Bangladesh in its first South Asian Football Championship (SAFF) game by scoring four goals against the rival team. National team players Massih Saighani, Faisal Shaiasta, Zubair Amir and Khaibar Amani scored one goal each to seal a major victory against Bangladesh team. Click here […]
Tolo News: Afghanistan once again marked history in cricket by winning the T-20 series from Zimbabwe on Wednesday only few days after the Afghan cricketers beat the test-playing nation in the ODI series. Click here to read more (External Link).
Afghan Karate practitioners had recently participated in the Persian Gulf Open Karate Cup in Tehran, Iran. The event, which was held on September 17th and 18th, was organized by the Iranian Shito-ryu Shukokai Union. According to Afghanistan’s Bakhtar News Agency (BNA), the Afghans came away from the event with a total of 11 medals: 5 […]
After a shaky start in the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Afghanistan’s national cricket team managed to defeat Papua New Guinea (PNG) today by 6 wickets to secure themselves a spot in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 World Cup once again. Â The upcoming tournament is scheduled to be held from March 11th to […]
The Upper House (Meshrano Jirga or House of Elders) of Afghanistan’s parliament awarded medals to Afghanistan’s U19 (Under 19) cricket team yesterday. Chairman of the Meshrano Jirga, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, also presented an appreciation certification to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials. The team had come in first place in the recently held ACC (Asian […]
Thirty-six playgrounds will be built in Afghanistan’s central east province of Maidan Wardak, according to a report today from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Maidwan Wardakâ€™s provincial governor, told the news agency that 46 million Afghanis will be spent to construct these playgrounds. He added that they will be used for […]
Yesterday, Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) reported that two new 50-bed hospitals were inaugurated in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Kapisa. The hospitals are both in the provincial capital, Mahmud-i-Raqi. One is a maternity hospital, and the other will serve as a drug rehabilitation facility. Per the PAN report, funding for the projects came from Afghanistan’s Ministry […]
Afghanistan defeated Nepal today to win the 2014 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Premier League tournament. The 50 overs, round-robin event had started on May 1st in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and involved 7 teams: Host country Malaysia, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the Nepal vs. Afghanistan final match, Nepal […]