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Sport helps youth avoid joining armed groups

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Sport helps youth avoid joining armed groups

Although sport and sportsmen are facing diverse problems including lack of sport facilities, economic restrictions and lack of a peaceful atmosphere for exercise but despite of that, the Afghan athletes return home from foreign competitions with big achievements.
Teenager Abduli Shabir Momand 14 who attended national competition organized by Alokozay Group, achieved gold medal. The Kabul Times reporter has made an interview with Abdul Shabir Momand.
Answering a question, for how long he has been involved in sport he said, I am student of Fazel Big school and due to my enthusiasm to kick box, since one year I have been exercising under the guidance of Ustad Abdurrahman Abed in Jawanan-e-Bidar club.
Responding another question, he said, so far I have attended three competitions and have gained first position among youth and teenagers. These competitions were organized among fifteen underage clubs with the cooperation of Alokozay Group.
He continued, I will attend future games of NOC which would be organized between Shaheen Asmayee and Alokozay teams.
I request the government to offer further help to athletes.
I have never travelled abroad but in five months I would travel to Iran and Pakistan for competitions. He added, unfortunately some of our youth have been victimized of imposed and meaningless wars. If the government encourage young youth and teenagers to sport and support them, joining of youth and teenagers to insurgents ranks would decrease and their victimizing would be prevented.