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About the team

Maiwand is a village north of Kandahar city, and is famous in Afghanistan because this is where great victory occurred where the Afghan forces defeated the British Empire in the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

The Battle of Maiwand, on 27 July 1880, saw the forces of Ayub Khan defeat the great British Army in a battle that demoralized the British at the time. The battle was not going well initially for the Afghans but the now legendary Malalai took up the flag and sang ‘"Young love! If you do not fall in the battle of Maiwand, By God, someone is saving you as a symbol of shame!". Thereafter, despite Malalai’s own death at the battle, the Afghans were spurred to defeat the British at Maiwand. 

‘Atalan’ means champions, and the Maiwand Atalan football team intend to be champions of the Roshan Afghan Premier League’s first ever tournament in 2012. They already have one of the strongest teams based on the team selections and will  be a formidable side going into the competition. 

league position

Year Pos P W L D GF GA GD Pts
2016 3
2015 2 6 3 2 1 12 9 3 10
2014 2 6 2 3 1 20 20 0 7
2013 4 3 0 3 0 1 6 -5 0
2012 1 3 2 0 1 7 2 5 7

Player list

0GoalKeeperAmanullah Toofan6000
2DefenceMahdi Razayee6000
3DefenceHousain Alizada5020
4DefenceFarzad Ataie6120
5DefenceMurtaza Jafari6000
6DefenceWali Mohammad1000
7ForwardFaiz Mohammad Faizi2000
8CenterWahid Nadim6010
9ForwardMustafa Afshar6610
10CenterMohmmad Salim Naimi6130
11ForwardSayed Baqer Mir Salimi6210
12DefenceAbdul Qayoom Hemat0000
13CenterGhulam Rasol Fazli0000
14CenterMaroof Mohamadi1000
15DefenceRahmatullah Razayee1000
16CenterSaed Ibrahimi6000
17CenterAsadullah Rezae6200
18ForwardMohammad Zarif Farahi2000
19DefenceNaseer Ahmad Naseeri2000
20DefenceMahmood Noori0000
21Goal KeeperAbdul Qayuom Sapand 2000


Date/TimeTeam1 Team2Stadium
31 Aug, 2016 16:00De Maiwand AtalanvsDe Abasin SapeAFF Stadium
8 Sep, 2016 16:00Toofan HarirodvsDe Maiwand AtalanAFF Stadium
15 Sep, 2016 16:00Shaheen AsmayeevsDe Maiwand AtalanAFF Stadium

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