Afghan women players make football debut in Australia


Players from Afghanistan’s public ladies’ football crew contended in a neighborhood association match in Australia on Sunday interestingly since escaping the Taliban.

The outcome was a scoreless draw after an Afghan objective was denied for being offside in a lower association beginner match in the eastern territory of Victoria.

Be that as it may, for the Afghan ladies it was a strong, emblematic triumph as they got back to the pitch together in the wake of passing on their country to remake their lives in Australia.

The game demonstrated the way that the Taliban couldn’t stop the players, said group chief Nilab, who like her partners didn’t give a family name in order to safeguard family members living in Afghanistan.

“We actually proceed with our battle and our battle just to play for the Afghanistan public,” she told AFP.

“We escaped the nation however we are as yet thinking about our nation and we are as yet working for our triumph for our country.”

Australia helped many Afghan public ladies’ cooperative individuals and their family members to get away from when the Taliban cleared back to control eight months prior.

The Taliban have since seriously shortened the opportunities of ladies, forbidding young ladies’ schooling and keeping ladies from loading up planes without a male family member.

As players escaped to various nations, the ladies’ public group was divided.

‘Together and strong’
In any case, many got comfortable and around Melbourne, capital of the eastern territory of Victoria, where proficient A-League Women’s side Melbourne Victory assisted them with getting back to the field.

Goalkeeper Fatima said individuals who had seen online entertainment pictures of Afghanistan after the Taliban’s return could comprehend something of the mental fortitude expected by players to leave their homes.

“They can comprehend how hard and how testing that was for us all to be experiencing the same thing,” she told AFP.

“Today, we are playing collectively and together and strong. It’s unbelievable.”

Group mentor Jeff Hopkins adulated their presentation against novice Melbourne side ETA Buffalo SC — a club laid out in 1982 by companions who had moved from East Timor — in the Football Victoria State League 4 West rivalry.

“These young ladies, all they need to do is to be allowed the opportunity to simply be dealt with similarly, to have the option to play the game they love,” Hopkins told AFP.

“That clearly wasn’t occurring for them in Afghanistan — they were being oppressed for it,” he said.

A couple of days in front of Sunday’s match, Melbourne Victory gave the Afghan Women’s Team their new transcendently red pack, complete with shirts flaunting the Afghan public banner.

The shirts are set apart with numbers yet no names for the wellbeing of players’ families in Afghanistan.

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