Hazara girl Zahra Mahmoodi is the Captain of Afghanistan women soccer team. Hazaras are the most persecuted ethnic group in Afghanistan. In recent years they showed that they are the most progressive ethnic group too.

Zahra Mahmoodi and Hazara word boxing champion  Hamid Rahimi

Zahra Mahmoodi and Hazara word boxing champion Hamid Rahimi

“The game is very important for us because we want to show the world, that there are Afghanistanis who are against war and for peace and happiness. We will make it clear to all the women of Afghanistan that they now can play football, “said the captain in an official statement. The Afghan woman’s soccer team is ranked by FIFA.

This interview is in Dari:

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  1. Gholam Mohammad Payman on

    I am Gholam Mohammad Payman, University lecturer, now am doing my MA. degree in India. I am more than happy to see this interview and wish for my sister more success. I am sure that she has made a lot of efforts that she has reached to this position.
    I as a young Afghan, persuade all Afghan girls and boys to make effort to be skilled as Miss Zahra to raise the reputation of Afghan people in the domains of sport and whatsoever. I am sure participating in such universal sports is of high importance for Afghans and indicates that all Afghans are not quarrelsome, these people like peace and are bound to universal values and practices.
    Being in such position leading the others rather than universal importance is of internal, national and tribal values in Afghan society, particularly, for Hazara people, indicating that Hazara can be a leader after this time. It can be a reflection of wisdom, perseverance, effort and ambition implying directly that if the members of Hazara society are provided ground in any domains, they make progress and elevate the reputation of Afghanistan among the world countries, as did Mr. Neekpa.
    Finally, my message to all Hazara youths, particularly the females is to endeavor whatever scope they are working in to globalize our identity and reflect our real and successful features for the world country that how successful we are.
    Thanks
    Gholam Mohammad Payman, Heyderabad, India

  2. Gholam Mohammad Payman on

    I am Gholam Mohammad Payman, University lecturer, now am doing doing my MA. degree in India. I am more than happy to see this interview and wish for my sister more success. I am sure that she has made a lot of efforts that she has made reached to this position.
    I as a young Afghan, persuade all Afghan girls and boy to make effort to be skilled and raise the reputation of Afghan people in the domains of sport. I am sure participating in such universal sports is of high importance for Afghans and indicates that all Afghans are not quarrelsome, these people like peace and are bound to universal values and practices.
    Being in such position leading the others rather than universal importance is of internal values in Afghan society, particularly, for Hazara people, indicating that Hazara can be a leader after this time. It can be a reflection of wisdom, perseverance, effort and ambition implying directly that if the members of Hazara society are provided ground in any domain, they make progress and raise the name of Afghanistan among the world countries, as did Mr. Neekpa.
    Finally, my message to all Hazara youths, particularly the females is to endeavor whatever scope they are working in to globalize our identity and reflect our real and successful feature for the world country that how successful are these people.
    Thanks
    Gholam Mohammad Payman, Heyderabad, India

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