The former captain of the Afghanistan National Football Team Islam Amiri has rejoined the national team after almost two years of break.
Amiri confirmed his return to the national team via a short statement posted on his official Facebook account.
“It’s an honour to be back with my national team after 2 years break. I wanna thank my family my friend for supporting me during this 2 years. but more important my FANS they support me a lot love u all…,” Amiri said.
The Afghanistan Football Federation has not officially released any statement regarding Amiri’s retun to the national team.
However, the federation released the national team’s squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Tajikistan as he appears in the Defenders list on the squad.
The friendly match between Afghanistan and Tajikistan football teams will be played on 13th November in Central Republic Stadium in Dushanbe.
Amiri is a prominent footballer and was playing for Dempo Sports Club in India and was recognized as one of the best Central Defenders in South Asia for his performance in Mumbai FC and during the South Asia Football Federation (SAFF) Championship.
He joined Mumbai FC club around four years back and was voted the FPAI Fans’ Player of the Year for the 2012-2013 season in India.