2018 was the start of something special for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team. We kick started the year with a training camp held in Amman, Jordan from January 31st to February 6th. The camp consisted of two training sessions per day, two tactical meetings per day, as well as two FIFA International Friendlies against the Jordan FA. After not being able to train as a team for all of 2017, it truly meant a lot hearing we had a training camp at the beginning of 2018. Jordan was an opportunity for us to compete internationally and to continue to perform and train at the highest level. It was also an opportunity to further develop this program, set higher standards, and to achieve the goals we had set as a team in India (2016 SAFF). Despite the result, we were able to compete against a team that is in the top 50 FIFA rankings and leave with our heads held high. The improvement in the last two years has been outstanding; however, we are still a work in progress, and it is opportunities like this that allow us to develop further.
Our hope is that we can have 3 training camps a year in order to achieve our objectives of jumping up in the FIFA rankings and participating in International tournaments. For this reason, the upcoming camp scheduled in Japan is crucial for our growth. The camp in Japan will allow us to continue to build this program, and further develop us players. The purpose of this camp will be to build team chemistry, strengthen our bond, and stay focused on our mission. These camps have been instrumental in my growth and development as a person and player. Through this program we hope that we continue to inspire people and empower women all over the world. I am truly thankful for everyone’s endless support in pursuit of making this a sustainable program.
Help us in our Journey! Help us make Japan a reality for these women. As a team, we will use football to encourage peace, inspire hope, and elevate lives! Together, we are unbreakable!