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On Sunday March 27th, 2011 the Afghan Sports Federation (ASF) held it 8th annual Bowling Tournament at AMF Centreville Lanes in Centreville, Virginia. Teams consisting of Afghan athletes, both women and men, participated in a day long tournament with several rounds of exciting close games. Teams were made up of at least two female and three male bowlers, included players from ... Read More

2011 ASF Midnight Madness Indoor Soccer Champions

by Sujoy Dhar on 25 March, 2011 - 19:09
NEW DELHI (PAN): Afghanistan scored a 2-0 facile victory over Bhutan to book their place in the qualifying round of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup 2012 in the second match in Gurgaon near here on Friday. Afghanistan had registered a thumping 3-0 win over Bhutan in the first pre-qualifying play-off match on Wednesday. Afghanistan now joined the World Cupper DPR Korea, Sri Lanka and the hosts Nepal in Group-D Read More >>

by Sujoy Dhar on 23 March, 2011 - 18:30
NEW DELHI, India (PAN) Riding on a brilliant hat-trick by Mohammad Sediq Walizada, Afghanistan humiliated Bhutan 3-0 in the pre-qualifying play-off of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012 played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon near India's capital New Delhi. In a one sided encounter, Afghanistan were off to a dream start when Sediq drew first blood in the very second minute. It was no stopping for Afghanistan as they buttressed the lead before the break with one more goal. Read More >>

Afghanistan ride Sediq hat-trick to beat Bhutan.


Afghan Soccer League Starts the Spring 2010 Season

The Afghan Sports Federation congratulates the ARIANA Soccer Club team for winning the ASF Afghan Soccer League Spring Season Championship against Afghan United. The final score of the Championship game was 2 to 1 in favor of ARIANA. Both teams played excellent soccer and great sportsmanship was shown throughout the game. We look forward to seeing everyone at ASF's "Afghan Cup 2010"sporting/cultural event on July 9-11.

See Schedule Spring 2010 online or download PDF

2010 South Asian Games - Dhaka, Bangladesh

Afghanistan National Basketball Team Wins Gold

ASF would like to congratulate the Afghanistan National Basketball Team for winning the Gold Medal at the 2010 South Asian Games in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was the first time ever the Afghanistan National basketball team took part in and won a championship game at an Olympic sponsored competition. Afghanistan beat India 65-64 with a last second shot at the buzzer by team captain Nafi Mashriqi.


This is a great achievement for Afghan sports around the world and ASF is truly proud of our athletes and organizers who made this possible. Special thanks to The Marshall Legacy Institute (MLI) for their support of Afghanistan National Basketball Team and their dedication to helping Afghanistan.To see more photos, please click here.

Video clip of the game-winning shot.


Afghan Basketball League Spring 2010
- June 27th, 2010

The Afghan Sports Federation's Afghan Basketball League's Spring season finale were played at the Hoop Magic arena on Sunday June 27, 2010. Four teams including Tha City, Ballers, Aatish Afghan Takeovers made it to the semi-finals that were played an hour before the Championship game. Team "Ballers" and team "Tha City" played in the Championship game at 7 pm.

"Tha City" won the game in a decisive manner and were declared Champions of the ASF/ABL Spring 2010. MVP of the game was Yusuf Ansary of "Tha City".
Trophies were awarded to both teams by ASF officials.

ASF Basketball Games Schedule >>>

ASF's One Day Youth Soccer Clinic

On March 20, 2010, Afghan Sports Federation hosted its first ever Youth Soccer Clinic for kids ages 7-14. The goal of the clinic was to bring the youth in the community together so they could interact with their peers in a fun and healthy environment.

Over 40 children participated in the half-day event which included soccer drills, scrimmages, and a break for kids to interact and socialize with their peers. Read More

7th ASF "Homaira Rahman Bowling Tournament"

For the 7th year in a row, Afghan Sports Federation successfully held a winter bowling tournament on Sunday, February, 2010 in Annandale, Virginia. The tournament had one of its best turnouts to date with a total of 19 teams participating. Each team was required to have a minimum of 5 players with at least 2 women players per team. In addition, a large amount of family members and friends came to show support and be part of this popular community and sports event. Read More...

2nd Annual Midnight Madness Indoor Soccer Tournament
- February 2010

Eight Virginia teams participated in the 2nd Annual Midnight Madness Indoor Soccer Tournament on Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at Dulles SportsPlex in Ashburn, VA. The participating teams consisted of Khorassan, Afghan 11, Ayienda, Afghan United, Pamir, Ariana, Afghanica, and FC Taban. After a grueling round robin, the top 4 teams advanced to the semi-finals. Read More...

ASL Championship Game
- November 2009

The Afghan Sports Federation's ASL season came to end in a grand finale on November 16th, 2009 at the Fairfax County South Run Park facilities soccer fields in an exciting game between Afghan 11 and Afghan United teams that reached the Championship game by beating their opponents a week earlier. Despite the cold weather, a horde of supporters from both teams and officials of ASF attended the Championship game with great enthusiasm. The first half of the game was a much closer competitively with Afghan United pulling away by the end of the game with a score of 3 vs 0. Read More...

  Afghanistan Sporting News  

KABUL, March, 02, 2010:

A group photo of seven Afghan boxers out of eight who returned from India after winning medals in Asian Kickboxing Championship in India. Athletes from 40 countries participated in the games. PAJHWOK/Safia Saify

AE allows Afghans use of stadium

Pajhwok Report - Feb 20, 2010 - 19:03

KABUL (PAN): The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has greeted Afghanistan on receiving the Sharjah Cricket Stadium as its 'home ground' for One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and first-class matches.

The UAE chief cricket patron, who granted the war-hit nation the facility, said: "Bearing in mind the difficulties they have at home, Afghanistan deserve to have a place somewhere where the y can come and feel that they are at home." Read More...

Afghanistan Beats USA as Fairytale World Twenty20 Entry Looms

Published: 1:12PM GMT 11 Feb 2010

Afghanistan, cheered on by a vocal crowd of over 1,000 in Dubai, have secured a place in the Super Fours stage of the ICC (International Cricket Council) World Twenty20 Qualifiers with a 29-run victory over the United States.

Starting slowly, Afghanistan scored just 19 runs from their first five overs and lost opener Mohammad Shahzad without scoring. Read More ...

Afghanistan Beats India in Basketball Championship

Muhammad Jawad Sharifzada - Feb 6, 2010
- Pajhwok Afghan News

KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan beat India 65-64 in a rousing men's basketball final match during the 11th South Asian Games in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday. Read More ...

Afghanistan Soccer Goes to Finals at South Asian Games

Rahmatullah Afghan Feb. 03, 2010

KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in the last football match of group A on Tuesday, emerging as the group champions with maximum nine points during the South Asian Games underway at the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

Bilal Arezou the in form Afghan forward scored both the goals for his team, leading his side to the final of football competitions at the MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong.Read Mor e ...

2009 Proves Luckiest for Afghan Athletes

Javid Hamim Kakar, Dec 29, 2009
KABUL (PAN): The year 2009 remained the luckiest for Afghan players who besides winning several championships also grabbed 72 medals in different games. The most successful were cricket players who won several matches and championships held outside the county during the year.Read More...

KABUL, Dec 29, 2009
An Afghan girl looks on during the opening of a skateboarding park in Kabul December 29, 2009. Afghanistan's first skateboarding park and school opened in Kabul on Tuesday with a skateboarding showdown among dozens of youngsters ranging from ministers' children to street kids, hoping that it will promote social cohesion and keep children out of the streets.


HERAT CITY, Dec 23, 2009
A motorcyclist rides over a jump, flies through the air and lands during a motorcycle race in historic Malan Bridge area in western Herat province on Friday. PAJHWOK/Ahmad Qurishi


KABUL, Dec 21, 2009
Two competitors display sword fighting in the newly established club in Kabul. The first sword fighting competition club was inaugurated in Kabul on Monday. PAJHWOK/Nilab Hbibi








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