Girls Football Tournament Kicks Off with Kabul Victory


Kabul’s Women’s Football Team defeated Bamyan 10-0 in the opening match of the second season of the Women’s Quartet Football Tournament launched on Saturday.

Nilab Mohammadi of Kabul became the match’s star for her brilliant hat-trick score in the maiden game attended by a number of foreign ambassadors and Afghan lawmakers.

Kabulis opened the match in an attack mood which gave them a huge lead in the first half by scoring seven goals.

Mohammadi scored all three goals in the first half when she consecutively opened the rival’s net in 30th, 35th and 37th minutes.

This year, again four teams are participating in the tournament, representing Kabul, Balkh, Bamyan and Herat provinces.

“Our efforts are to introduce new faces to Kabul’s women national football team,” said Ferozan Tajali, captain of Kabul team.

The match was played at the Afghanistan Football Federation (AAF) stadium where a number of Afghan officials and foreign dignitaries watched the game.

Also present at the event was the UK Ambassador to Kabul, Karen Pierce, who said: “I think it is fantastic … I think it is really good to get girls into sport. It helps them learn new skills and it helps them learn team work. And it is interesting to watch.”

“I am really glad to be here to watch girls’ football match and this sensational match is really watchable,” said Noorjahan Mawani, Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN) representative for Afghanistan.

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