Former Afghan national team players Shabnam Rohin, Mina Ahmadi and Maryam Jiti Rohen, who live in Germany, criticized the international federation and asked for help: “We are very disappointed with FIFA, the cries of help are there and you can hear them – they are loud. But FIFA is always a little late.”
‘No chance for women’s football’
A few days ago, Australia had already evacuated more than 50 Afghan athletes, staff and their family members with the help of FIFPro. “We hope that the girls who managed to escape will not be left alone and that FIFA will help them, and that there is a possibility that the girls will not feel that way with the national team. We left our dreams in Afghanistan and now we don’t know what to do with us,” Ahmadi said.
According to Shabnam Rohen, women’s football in Afghanistan will not stand a chance after the Taliban come to power. “In the Taliban ideal, there is no women’s sport, let alone women’s football. It is actually something that has been completely destroyed and cannot be rebuilt in the near future,” she said.
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