Archive for the ‘Afghan Sports News’ Category

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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Women's Rights

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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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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 · admin · No Comments
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Development project almost completed in Balkh, and Islamic Center to be built in Kabul

Afghanistan’s Tolo News reported today that an international airport, a railway and a 400-bed hospital will soon be inaugurated in Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh. Balkh’s deputy governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat said that the airport which has been overseen by a Turkish company and is being funded by Germany and the United Arab Emirates is […]

October 28, 2012 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Afghan MMA fighter makes history – wins his first ever UFC fight!

Last night, at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Siyar Bahadurzada knocked out his Brazilian opponent Paulo Thiago in just 42 seconds of the first round. Bahadurzada made history as he has now become the first ever Afghan to fight in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the largest […]

April 15, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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Afghanistan is victorious at the 2012 ACC U-16 Challenge Cup

  Afghanistan’s U-16 (Under 16) cricket team went undefeated and won the ACC (Asian Cricket Council) U-16 Challenge Cup today in Thailand. The event had started on March 3rd in Chiang Mail, Thailand. Besides Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Maldives Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in the event. On day one, Afghanistan took on […]

March 10, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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