Archive for the ‘Afghan Sports News’ Category

Afghanistan’s national cricket team wins ACC Premier League tournament!

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 [...]

May 7, 2014   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan’s national cricket team given major sports award!

Last night, in a star-studded event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Afghanistan’s national cricket won the Laureus “Spirit of Sport” award. The Laureus World Sports Awards are viewed by many as sort of the “Oscars of sports”. It is held annually to celebrate the greatest achievements in the world of sports. Afghanistan’s national cricket team [...]

March 27, 2014   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Young Afghan cricket team enters World Cup quarter-finals; Afghanistan wins two ICC awards

 Afghanistan’s U19 (Under 19) cricket team officially entered the quarter-finals of the ICC (International Cricket Council) U19 World Cup after defeating Namibia by 4 wickets yesterday in Abu Dhabi. The U19 World Cup tournament consists of 16 teams, divided into 4 groups: A,B, C and D. Afghanistan is in Group B with Australia, Bangladesh, and [...]

February 20, 2014   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Cricket stadium to be built in Khost; Road projects in Kabul

Construction work on a cricket stadium in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Khost officially started today, according to a report from Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN). The new stadium, which will have the capacity for 30,000 spectators, will be financed by the government of Germany at a cost of $1.3 million, according to the PAN report. The [...]

January 23, 2014   Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Reconstruction and Development  Comments Closed

Afghan cricket team makes history again!

Afghanistan’s national cricket team defeated Kenya by 7 wickets in a WCL (World Cricket League) match today at the United Arab Emirates’ Sharja Stadium. Afghanistan won the coin toss but chose to field first. Kenya scored 93 runs. Afghanistan easily reached the target in 20.5 overs, thanks to excellent batting from Mohammad Nabi who hit [...]

October 4, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan wins 2013 SAFF Championship!!!!!

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 [...]

September 11, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan defeats Nepal to make it to the SAFF Championship Final

Afghanistan defeated Nepal 1-0 in a 2013 SAFF (South Asian Football Federation) Championship semi-final match on Sunday night in Kathmandu, Nepal. Afghanistan took the lead early in the football (soccer) match when Afghan attacker Sandjar Ahmadi scored the only goal of the game after the 10th minute. No more goals were scored as Afghan goalie [...]

September 8, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan defeats Kyrgyzstan in women’s soccer

Afghan men athletes aren’t the only ones making news recently. Afghanistan’s female football (soccer) team defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national team 1-0 in a friendly match held yesterday in Kyrgyzstan. The goal of the game came from captain Sajia Sahar.  The team will next play against Tajikistan on Monday. The team is currently playing a series of [...]

August 25, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Women's Rights  Comments Closed

Afghanistan defeats Pakistan in historic soccer match

Afghanistan and Pakistan played a historic friendly soccer (football) match today in Kabul’s Ghazi Stadium. It was the first international soccer match be hosted in Kabul in over a decade, and it was the first match between the neighboring countries in 36 years. Thirty-six years ago, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan 2-0, and today, they shut them [...]

August 20, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Major victory for Afghanistan’s national cricket team

Yesterday, Afghanistan defeated Namibia in a 3-day Intercontinental Cup (IC) match by 10 wickets. On day one, Namibia won the coin toss and chose to bat first. In their first inning, Namibia scored 190 runs. Afghanistan’s captain, Mohammad Nabi took 6 of Namibia’s 10 wickets for 33 runs. For part of day 1 and day [...]

August 7, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghanistan wins cricket tournament!

Afghanistan’s national cricket team today defeated Nepal by 7 wickets in the final match to win the 2013 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Twenty20 Cup, which was held in Nepal. This is the the fourth time that Afghanistan has won this tournament. A total of 10 team from Asia participated in this year’s tournament. The teams [...]

April 3, 2013   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed

Afghan boxer makes history – Wins WBO middleweight belt!

Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi made history today by defeating Tanzanian Said Mbelwa in the 7th round via a technical knockout (TKO) to win the vacant World Boxing Organization Intercontinental middleweight belt in Kabul. This was the first international boxing event to be held in Afghanistan in 30 years. Millions of Afghans both inside and outside [...]

October 30, 2012   Posted in: Afghan Sports News  Comments Closed