Fresh Off the Pitch

Melees, Melas, Matches, and Mantu. It’s all part of the Afghan-American soccer fabric. In this episode, Nura & Omar interview Kamran Faizi of the Afghan Football Support Organization (AFSO). He was one of the founding members of the Afghan Soccer League in 1995 and an instrumental figure to the growth of Afghan-American soccer since the 1980s. Kamran jaan gives us his take on women’s soccer, the recent fight at a soccer tournament in VA, the World Cup, and what makes Afghan soccer unique.