Afghanistan Football Federation

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Afghanistan Football Federation
Afghanistan Football Federation logo.png
Founded 1933[1]
Headquarters Kabul
FIFA affiliation 1948
AFC affiliation 1954
CAFF affiliation 2015
President Mohammad Yosuf Kargar

The Afghanistan Football Federation (A.F.F.) (Persian: فدراسيون فتبال افغانستان ), (Pashto: د افغان فوتبال فدراسيون) is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the men's and women's national teams. It was founded in 1933 and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954.

The Afghanistan national football team won the 2013 South Asian Football Federation Championship, which was their first ever international football trophy. In early 2014, at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony, the Afghanistan Football Federation was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award for 2013.[2]

Board members

Name Position Source
Afghanistan Mohammad Yousef Kargar President [3]
Afghanistan Mohammad Yousef Kargar Vice President [4]
n/a General Secretary [5]
Afghanistan Fazil Shahab Acting General Secretary [6]
Afghanistan Fazil Shahab Treasurer [7]
Mohammad Raufi Technical Director [8]
Afghanistan Anoush Dastgir Team Coach (Men's) [9]
Ali Jawad Ataiee Team Coach (Women's) [10]
Shafi Shadab Media/Communications Manager [11]
Deen Mohammad Safi Futsal Coordinator [12]
n/a Referee Coordinator


Organization affiliation
FIFA since 1948 (72 years ago)
AFC since 1954 (66 years ago)
South Asian Football Federation 2005–2015 (10 years) (46 days ago)
Central Asian Football Association since 2015 (Founding Member)


Presidency President Took office Left office Note
1 Mohammad Yosuf Kargar[13] 2019 present winner of 2013 SAFF Championship
winner of FIFA Fair Play Award 2013


  1. ^ Qadiry, Tahir. "BBC News - Roshan Afghan Premier League a hit with fans". Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ "FIFA Awards Afghanistan 'Fair Play Award For 2013'". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
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  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

  • Official website (in Persian)
  • Official website (in English)
  • Afghanistan at FIFA website
  • Afghanistan at AFC website
  • Afghanistan Football Federation President
  • Afghanistan Football Federation General-Secretary

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