Land specified for girls’ sports stadium, gym in Faryab
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A senior sports official on Saturday said 12 acres of land for a sports complex and a gymnasium for females has been specified in the capital of northern Faryab province.
Sports and Marshal Art Federation Director Mohammad Humayon Khairi, who visited Maimana, expressed his optimism about future of sports in the province.
He termed as challenges the lack of sport facilities and the existence of imaginary federations in the way of sports development in the country.
The visiting official told Pajhwok Afghan News major changes in the federation’s policy was being brought about and future sports related affairs would be directed from Kabul and the provinces would have branches of the federation to look after sports affairs.
Khairi, during a meeting with the governor, said 10 acres of land for a sports stadium and two acres for the construction of a gymnasium in the third municipal district of Maimana, had been specified.
Governor Syed Anwar Sadaat said high-ranking sports officials during their visits to the province had assured the construction of sports facilities in the province.
He said though no government land was available in Maimana for construction of a sports stadium, the municipality would talk to people to acquire land for the purpose.
Abdul Wahab Majidi, the provincial Olympic committee head, said around 10,000 athletes associated with 19 different sports federations were registered in the province. He said skiing and horse race federations had ceased to exist but due to a lack of facilities.
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