Etisalat East Regional Volleyball Championship
By Mirwais Adeel - Wed Jan 16 2013, 10:47 am
The Afghan volleyball federation in cooperation with the Etisalat Telecom Afghanistan organized volleyball championship for eastern zone in a bid to select the best teams from east zone for champions` league that will be held in Kabul in March.
The tournament started on 14 January in Jalalabad where teams from Jalalabad, Laghman and Kunar provinces had participated.
Marif played against Speenghar and Laghaman A played against Laghman B on the first day of the five days tournament on Monday in Shah-e-Bagh ground.
Dr. Younus, Afghanistan Volleyball Federation president said, “We had a good start for the tournament, the teams seem well prepared and competitions will be tough.” He further added “Such tournaments pave the way for young talents to come forward and introduce themselves to the sport society of Afghanistan. I would like to thank etisalat for their support and interest in promoting sports and specifically volleyball in Afghanistan.”
Volleyball is a widespread sport in Afghanistan, the love of people for this game has made it popular across the country. Almost in every city and village, there are volleyball grounds where local teams play on regular bases. In some parts of Afghanistan the game is also played among afghans to mark the special occasions like Nawroz and Eid.
Etisalat Afghanistan has been the official sponsor of Afghanistan volleyball federation for the past years. The company has also been the official sponsor of Afghanistan cycling federation, Afghanistan national cricket team and Buzkashi federation. In addition to this, etisalat has had tremendous contribution in areas of education, health and society welfare.