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Afghanistan Football Federation

Afghanistan Football Federation
Short nameAFF
Founded1922; 102 years ago (1922)[1]
HeadquartersKabul, Afghanistan
FIFA affiliation1948 (73 years ago)
AFC affiliation1954 (67 years ago)
CAFA affiliation2015 (6 years ago)
PresidentMohammad Yousef Kargar

The Afghanistan Football Federation (abbreviated as AFF; Persian: فدراسيون فوتبال افغانستان) is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling all national teams and leagues. Founded in 1922, it has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954.

The Afghanistan national football team won the 2013 South Asian Football Federation Championship, which was their first ever international football trophy. In early 2014, at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony, the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award for 2013.[2]

The AFF organized a women's national team prior to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 2021.

Board members

Name Position Source
Afghanistan Mohammad Yousef Kargar President [3][4]
Afghanistan Mohammad Tahir Raufi Vice president [4]
Afghanistan Behram Siddiqui General secretary [3][4]
Afghanistan Abdul Haq Faizi Treasurer [3]
Afghanistan Mohammad Tahir Raufi Technical director [3]
England Ashley Westwood Team coach (men's) [3][4]
Afghanistan Wahidullah Wahidi Team coach (women's) [3][4]
Afghanistan Delawar Khaled Chairperson of the Referees Committee [3]
Afghanistan Hamed Maiwand Head/Director of the Referees Department [3]
Afghanistan Hamed Maiwand Referee coordinator [3]

Asian Football Confederation executive member

Term Name Elected Until
1 Afghanistan Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada 2019[5]


Organization Affiliation Notes
FIFA since 1948; 76 years ago (1948)
AFC since 1954; 70 years ago (1954)
SAFF 2005–2015; 10 years
CAFA since 2015; 9 years ago (2015) Founding member


Presidency President Took office Left office Note
1 Mohammad Yousef Kargar[6] 2019 present winner of 2013 SAFF Championship
winner of FIFA Fair Play Award 2013


  1. ^ Qadiry, Tahir (22 September 2012). "BBC News - Roshan Afghan Premier League a hit with fans". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ "FIFA Awards Afghanistan 'Fair Play Award For 2013'". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Member Associations". Archived from the original on 2021-06-23.
  4. ^ a b c d e "The - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  5. ^ "AFC Statement". the-AFC.
  6. ^ "AFF president | Afghanistan Football Federation Official Website". Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-02-27.

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