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Afghanistan NOC celebrates soccer success.
Afghanistan NOC celebrates soccer success

24 Oct 2012
Kabul, Afghanistan: President Hamid Karzai met with the Afghan Football Better League teams at the presidential Palace on Saturday. The president exchanged greetings with the teams and wished them success at national and international levels. President Karzai said youth competitions were aimed at upgrading the ability and skill of the players, and said the league matches indicated that Afghanistan has good young talent and potential.

The president said the fact that football fans from all over the country had come to Kabul indicated their interest in this sport. He congratulated the team of Tufan Harirude for winning the league and encouraged them to try to keep their position in the coming years.

The President of the National Olympic Committee, Zahir Aghbar, said that the Better League competition had been the most tangible achievement of the NOC in the contemporary history of Afghanistan. He assured everyone that the Afghan youth will be prepared to play their role at the national and international arena and gain success.

The Football Better League consisted of eight teams from different parts of Afghanistan: Tufan Harirude, Semurgh Alburz, Maiwand Atalan, Speenghar Bazan, Abaseen Sappi, Maujhai Amu, Uqaban Hindukush and Shahyan-e-Asmayee.

Source: Bakhtar News Agency
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