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Global Afghans Gather for Sports Tournament

In the largest Afghan sports gathering outside of Afghanistan over 7000 Afghans from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia gathered at the Discovery Center Soccerplex in the suburbs of Washington DC to celebrate the Afghan Sports Federation’s 10th Anniversary of 4th of July sporting events.

The 4-day event began on July 5th in Fairfax County Virginia with 14 soccer teams, 10 basketball teams, 6 men’s volleyball teams and 5 women’s volleyball teams.

After the conclusion of the final game between Breshna Soccer Club of New York and Afghan United of California, a trophy presentation ceremony was followed by a live concert by Afghan singer Habib Qaderi.

Afghan Ballers of N.Y. was crowned the basketball Champions, with Ariana of N.Y. in second place. Team Bakthar of California won the men’s volleyball games with Pamir of Virginia gaining the second spot. Pink Ladies of Virginia beat four other teams to become the 2007 women’s volleyball winners.



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