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Mubarez accorded rousing welcome at Kabul airport

Mubarez accorded rousing welcome at Kabul airport

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May 12, 2016 - 16:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Baz Mohammad Mubarez on Thursday returned from Russia to Kabul to a warm welcome by a number of Afghans at the Kabul airport.

Mubarez defeated his Russian rival in a bout at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, watched by thousands of people, including the deputy president of Russia and Afghan diplomats.

Several fans thronged the Hamid Karzai International Airport to extend a hero’s welcome to the athlete. Mubarez said he would continue making efforts to bring home more laurels.

“Last month, I was challenged by Russian MMA player Maksim Katkov. I then made preparations for the competition and managed to beat him,” he said, supporting all Afghan security forces.

Ministry of Interior (MoI) spokesman, Sediq Seddiqi, who was among the people welcoming the athlete, said all Afghans supportedMubarez, who has won many honours for the war-devastated nation.

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