Futsal competitions among the deaf held for the first time in Balkh province.

July 23, 2017

The competition was officially inaugurated in the presence of Haji Mohammad Ishaq Yaqubi, president of Balkh province’s football federation, Rokay Sarkhosh, head of Olympic Committee, Abdul Wahed Fadaee, Jodo federation’s president, and Basir Ahmad, in charge of wheelchair basketball. In the event, president of football federation talked on development in all sports fields especially that of physically impaired, likewise, he promised athletes not to spare any kind of cooperation with them. 30 deaf athletes attend the competitions and they are divided in 4 teams. The competitions will last for 4 days under the supervision of football federation and Mirwais Shams, in charge of football of athletes with hearing impairment.

About Afghanistan Football Federation

Formed in 1933 and affiliated to FIFA since 1948, the Afghanistan Football Federation was one of the founding members of Asian Football Confederation in 1954.