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Women’s basketball tournament in Kabul

Women’s basketball tournament in Kabul

Mar 07, 2011 - 17:04

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Four female basketball teams from Kabul city took part in an all-womeninfo-icon’s basketball tournament on Monday.

The tournament was launched to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 and improve the capabilities of the athletes, head of the basketball federation in the Olympic committee, Abdul Saboor Azizi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The teams of Shaheen, Kabul Municipality, Sanger and Afghanistaninfo-icon International School took part.

Monday’s game was between Shaheen and the Municipality, Azizi said, adding,

Shaheen won with 54 baskets to the Municipality’s 25. A final round will be held on Tuesday.

The tournament has been funded and supported by the National Olympic Committee, Youth Radio and Etisalat Mobile Communication Company.

There is only one gymnasium for women near Ghazi stadium while sportsinfo-icon rooms in schools and universities are used as classrooms, Azizi said.

He asked the Ministry of Higher Educationinfo-icon to promote basketball in universities.


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