Archive for the ‘Afghan Sports News’ Category

Afghan Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team wins international tournament in Indonesia

Tolo News: The Afghan women’s basketball team won the 4th Bali Cup International Tournament held in Indonesia this past week. The team won the tournament after beating Thailand 65-25 in the final match of the tournament. Sixteen girls from Afghanistan participated in the competition. The competition was held on Indonesia’s Bali Island and 14 teams from around […]

July 30, 2017 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan’s Shahzad named ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year

Khaama Press: Afghan cricketer Mohammad Shahzad has been named as the ICC Associated and Affiliate Cricket of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Afghanistan’s flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been named as the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year after he finished as the leading ODI run-scorer with 699 runs in […]

December 23, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Afghan MMA fighter Siyar Bahadurzada triumps over American Brandon Thatch

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).

March 5, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Afghan athletes come home with 35 medals from South Asian Games

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 […]

February 18, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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A great week for Afghan sports!

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 In powerlifting, Afghans picked up 8 medals (7 gold and 1 bronze) in the recently concluded Subrata Classic Open International Powerlifting, […]

January 10, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Sports: Afghanistan defeats Zimbabwe in Cricket Series

AOPNEWS: 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. With today’s win, this becomes Afghanistan’s second series win againt a Full Member. Click here to read more.

January 6, 2016 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan Beats Bangladesh 4-0 in Football Match

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 […]

December 24, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan Once Again Makes History in Cricket, Wins T-20 Series

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).    

October 29, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Afghans Win 11 Medals In Karate Championship

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 […]

September 30, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan qualifies for 2016 Twenty20 World Cup

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.  The upcoming tournament is scheduled to be held from March 11th to […]

July 23, 2015 · admin · No Comments
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Upper House of Afghanistan’s Parliament Praises U19 Cricket Team

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 […]

November 26, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Playgrounds to be built in Wardak; Funding pledged for women’s empowerment

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 Wardak’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 […]

October 17, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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