Dr. Abdullah to Afghanistan’s Athletes: “Strengthening our country’s sports and encouraging our athletes is a priority for us”
Friday morning, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the leader of the Reform and Partnership Team, attended an event where hundreds of athletes gathered to declare their support for his candidacy. They showed their support for him by starting a bicycle race from Darulaman to the Ghazi Stadium.
Dr. Abdullah told the athletes who were from different age groups that once he is elected he will improve the current condition in order for sports to be promoted and strengthened. Additionally, he stressed how much sports and working out is important for all of Afghanistan’s citizens because the people are in the need of a better and healthy lifestyle instead of the current one where most usually do not engage in any sports or activities and their diet is very unhealthy.
Thereafter, he mentioned how Afghanistan has gone a long way and how much we have improved in this field compared to 13 years ago. He praised the teams and athletes that brought Afghanistan trophies, medals and cups in the past decade. In addition, he stated that he will revive Afghanistan’s traditional and indigenous sports.
At the end, Sayyed Mansour Zia Dashty, Head of the Sports Development Organization, declared his support for Dr. Abdullah and told all of the attendees that Dr. Abdullah’s administration will be an ideal government for us youth, athletes, artists and etc.
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