Afghanistan Football Federation was founded on 1933. The Federation was beginning journey after joining with FIFA. The board is the governing body part of Afghanistan football. The Football Federation of Afghanistan also known as Lions of Khurasan. Football Federation of Afghanistan has been joining with FIFA on 1948. And also Afghanistan has joined with AFC on 1954. Afghanistan has won the 2013 Southeast Asian Championship trophy first time ever. On 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or Ceremony, the Afghanistan football federation has awarded the FIFA Fair Play award.
Afghanistan Football Federation Mission
- First of all further enhance Afghanistan Football development.
- Afghanistan wants to achieve highest possible standards position of football at all level.
- To improve the Afghanistan football experience for the fans.
- Promoting Afghanistan local Football activities and motivating all peoples to involve with football seems like playing, watching etc.
- To build Afghanistan football into a viable business for all involved seems like owners, players, media, and officials.
- Much as increasing the level of Afghanistan national football team to achieve the higher position in FIFA Ranking.
- To rebuild the AFF brand.
- Therefore promoting training and pay attention to the youth training for football development.
- Offering more Coach for teaching football education seminars in Afghanistan at different levels for football development.
- Promoting women’s national football team in Afghanistan.
- In addition work with governing part of the national football team development.
- As a result, Afghanistan Football Federation reaches their goal any time.
Afghanistan National Football Team
The Afghanistan National Football team is controlling by the Football Federation of Afghanistan. The team was beginning journey on 1993. That’s Year Afghan National team has been started to play there national matches. But the team will start playing international matches after joining with FIFA. The Foundation of International Football Association has joined AFF (Afghanistan Football Federation) on 1948. The Afghan National team has played their first international match against Luxembourg national football team on 16th July 1948. On Summer Olympic Games the Afghanistan National football team was playing their first games and lost 6-0. After six years of joining FIFA, the AFF has joined with AFC (Asian Football Confederation).
Afghanistan National Football Team Coach, Top scorer & current squad
Manager: Otto Pfister
Top Scorer: Balal Arezou (9).
Goalkeeper: Ovays Azizi, Kawash Haidari, Emal Gariwal.
Defender: Hassan Amin, Kanischka Taher, Modjieb Jamali, Sharif Mukhammad, Milad Intezar, Benjamin Nadjem, Mustafa Hadid, Zohib Islam Amiri, Farzad Ataie, Sayed Mohammad Hashemi, Roholla Iqbalzadeh, Faisal Sakhizada.
Midfielder: Faysal Shayesteh, Abassin Alikhil, Mustafa Azadzoy, Mustafa Zazai, Zubayr Amiri, Norlla Amiri, Omid Popalzay, Mohammad Mashriqi, Saber Azizi.
Forward: Balal Arezou, Khaibar Amani, Amredin Sharifi, Josef Shirdel, Jabar Sharza.
Afghanistan Football Federation Staff List
President: Mustafa Mehrzad
Vice President: Anoush Dastgir
General Secretary: Unknown
Technical Director: Mike Pfister
National Team Coach MEN: Otto Pfister
Media/Communications Manager: Shakib Safai
Referee Coordinator: Unknown
Jerseys: Red/ White
Shorts: Red/ White
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