2822495_1389264212Tajikistan defeated the Afghanistan national football team by 1-0 in a friendly football match on Sunday.

The first and only goal of the match was hit by Tajikistan during the initial minutes of the game, while the two teams could not mange to hit more goals during the second half of the game.

Afghanistan is expecting to face Kuwait in another friendly football match which will be organized ahead of the AFC Challenge Cup scheduled from 19 to 30 May 2014.

Afghan coach Yousuf Kargar said the friendly football match between Afghanistan and Tajikistan was organized to prepare the Afghan team for AFC Challenge Cup.

The Afghan team also participated in a football friendly match against Kyrgyzstan earlier last month which ended in draw after the two teams failed to hit a goal.

The friendly match between Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan was held at the Al-Shahab Stadium in United Arab Emirates on 13 April.