The Official website of the Roshan Afghan Premier League
Roshan Afghan Premier League 2012 (Roshan APL), Afghanistan's first professional football league, was announced the 9th of July 2012 by the Afghan Football Federation, the first Asian football federation to be admitted to FIFA (in 1948), Roshan, Afghanistan's leading total communications provider, and by the MOBY GROUP, Afghanistan's largest media conglomerate. The APL will consist of 8 teams drawn from all over the country, and will feature Afghanistan's national team players as well as young men who have been selected for each team via a groundbreaking reality TV series called Maidan e Sabz (Green Field). The league's inaugural 16 match season will take place over September and October, with the 8 teams partaking in group play followed by the semi-finals and finals in Kabul's AFF stadium. All matches will be broadcast on MOBY's TOLO (Afghanistan's most popular TV channel) and Lemar (Afghanistan's number one Pashto channel). The matches will also be broadcast on Arman FM and Arakozia FM, two of Afghanistan's leading radio stations, as well as to Afghans worldwide via cable and broadband.
Roshan Afghan Premier League 2012 is owned by the Afghan Football Federation (“AFF”) The AFF is the controlling body for the sport in the country, and was admitted to FIFA in 1948 The Afghanistan Football Federation is a Non-Governmental Association which began serving football activities for Afghanistan in 1922. The federation is nonprofit body who wanted to establish an environment in which people who are interested in football could join and be a part of the wider footballing community. The federation continues to organise all types of football (Soccer, Futsal, Beach Soccer, Mini Soccer, Street Soccer, etc) within Afghanistan through various tournaments, leagues, championships and courses. The Afghanistan Football Federation is recognized by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and their staff (AFF) are professionally qualified by them.
MOBY GROUP is the AFF’s long-term strategic partner charged to created, organize, market and manage the Roshan Afghan Premier League MOBY GROUP owns and operates world-class integrated media industries in developing nations. Its popular and award-winning brands in Afghanistan include TOLO TV, LEMAR TV, ARMAN FM, Arakozia FM, Afghan Scene Magazine,TOLO news and Kaboora Production. MOBY also broadcasts popular satellite channels FARSI1 and Zemzemeh, reaching Farsi-speaking audiences in Iran and neighboring countries with an estimated combined audience size of over 45 million. News Corporation is a shareholder of the MOBY GROUP.