Afghanistan national team players fear for their lives

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In the hopeless calls and voicemails they make to you, Kalida Bhopal You may hear pain and crying in between calls for help. The Afghanistan women’s national team players, Papal contributed to its creation, Now they are afraid for their lives Because the Taliban have regained control of the country after two decades.

When they call her People can only advise them to leave their homes, From neighbors who know they are the forerunners of the game, especially trying to erase their history His activity against the Taliban, Began to re-establish the Islamic Emirate Afghanistan.

“I encouraged them with their social media channels, photos, running and hiding We have worked to increase the vision of women Now I tell my girls in Afghanistan They have disappeared into obscurity. Their lives are in danger, ”Bhopal said Associated Press.

Bhopal, 34, can hardly understand the pace The fall of the Afghan government And the feeling abandoned by the Western nations that helped defeat the Taliban in 2001. After fleeing with his family in 1996 when the Taliban captured Kabul, Bhopal returned to Afghanistan two decades ago As a teenager living in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Thanks for the protection of the international community, Poppel was hopeful that women’s rights would be enhanced.

My generation believed that the country should be rebuilt, creating conditions for the next generation of women and men in the country. So I started with other young women, Using football as a tool to promote women and girls“, he said.

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By 2007 there were enough players and Bhopal was part of the first Afghanistan women’s team.

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