Afghan Premier League a hit with fans


Afghan PL Website


Afghans have been glued to their TV sets this week watching the start of their country’s first-ever football league season.

It may be a long way from the standards of European football leagues, but the newly created Roshan Afghan Premier League has generated huge excitement and turned people across the country into football fans overnight.

It all started with a single reality TV programme on Afghanistan’s main private channel, Tolo: the Maidan-e-Sabz (Green Field) programme offered aspiring footballers the chance to compete for a place in eight newly-formed football teams across Afghanistan.

The participants put their football skills to the test in a series of challenges, including one that involved running through mud and water.

By the end of the series, 18 players had been chosen for each new regional club.

Continue reading BBC News’ article “Roshan Afghan Premier League a hit with fans”.

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