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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 1 5 4 1 0 9 3 6 12
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

1GoalKeeperAbdul Manan Azimi1000
2DefenceMahmood Noori1000
3DefenceMurtaza Jafari1000
4DefenceAbdul Qayoom Hamat1000
5CenterAbdul Kabir Akbari1000
6DefenceJamil Ahmad Amiri1000
7CenterNaseer Ahmad Nasiri1000
8ForwardFaiz Faizi1000
9ForwardMateen Yousufzai1000
10ForwardSayed Baqer Mir Salemi1000
11DefenceMohmmad Eisa Ragyan1000
12ForwardSadiqullah Sadiq1000
13CenterYar Mohammd Zakar Khil1000
14DefenceFaridoon Hamdard1000
15CenterAbdul Rashid Achekzai1000
16CenterSaed Ibrahimi1000
17CenterAsadullah Rezae1000
18CenterJamil Ahmad Mohali1000
19CenterSayeed Ibraimi1000
20Goal KeeperAbdul Qayoom Sapand1000
21Goal KeeperAbdul Rahman1000


Date/TimeTeam1 Team2Stadium
30 Sep, 2016 14:00Shaheen AsmayeevsDe Maiwand AtalanAFF Stadium

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