Sports in Afghanistan - Esteqlal Footbal Team Training

Uploaded on Wednesday 9 January 2013


In this video, you can see the Esteqlal football team practicing in an indoor stadium during the snow season in Kabul. Watch as the players listen to their coach, warm up and practice a game.

Esteqlal FC was established over 10 years ago and is #2 in the Premier League in Kabul, which consists of 19 teams. Their coach is Zaher Hasani, a trainer for the national team and a committee member of Tolo TV, responsible for selecting the best player. 10 players from Esteqlal are selected by TV Tolo to play for the Premier League in zone 8.

Soccer is one of the main sports in Afghanistan.
Film Annex is sponsoring Esteqlal soccer team as its first step into Afghanistan national sport system. is the official online distributor of Esteqlal Football Team's games, interviews, and videos. In the traditionally male-dominated world of international soccer, Esteqlal Football Team is in a unique place as its online advertising, promotion, and social media strategy are managed by Afghan women. In this way, Esteqlal acts as a special case study in international football.

Esteqlal benefits from the exceptional social media and software development skills of female experts at Women's Annex, which has over 3 million unique monthly viewers. Esteqlal Football Team currently has over 30,000 fans on Facebook.


Language: Music

Length: 01:24

Country: Afghanistan

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Sports in Afghanistan - Esteqlal Footbal Team Training by Esteqlal FC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.