Dozens more female footballers and family members escape Afghanistan
More than 96 female footballers and their family members have fled across the border of Afghanistan to Pakistan with the help of the Pakistan football federation.
The evacuation comes just over two weeks after the final US flights left Kabul airport, ending 20 years of military involvement in the country.
The group includes a number of national team players unable to escape in the first round of evacuations, members of the youth team and members of the Herat team that won the Afghan Women’s Premier League in October 2020.
The team from the Herat province in north-west Afghanistan had been displaced after some had houses burned down and family members were caught by the Taliban. They hid in Kabul while awaiting help in getting out.
According to the former national …
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