Kabul, Afghanistan, March 17, 2019 – A women’s volleyball tournament organised by the Afghanistan National Volleyball Federation was held between March 9 and 11 in celebration of the International Women’s Day.
The opening ceremony earlier was attended by high-ranked officials of the government, sports directorate, representatives from private sectors and the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee.
The three-day competition, which took place in the NOC Gymnasium of Kabul, attracted a total of eight women’s clubs in Kabul to vie for the top honour aside from celebrating womanhood and promoting the movement for women’s rights on the International Women’s Day on March 8.
The participating teams were split into two groups of four through the ballot process, competing in group round-robin preliminaries. Top two teams from each group advanced to the semi-finals, which saw Sramyasht Kabul (Red Cross) and Solh (Peace) teams in impressive form to make the cut for the final.
In the showdown, Sramyasht Kabul (Red Cross) remained in good form to beat Solh (Peace) in straight sets to emerge as the champions. Solh (Peace) and Etihad finished second and third places respectively.
In the awarding and closing ceremony, the top three teams in the tournament received gold, silver and bronze medals respectively as well as cash prizes and trophies presented by the president of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee and sport directorate.
The tournament was financially supported by sport directorate of Afghanistan, while Gulzad Electronic Company provided gifts for participating teams. Matches were also televised by several TV channels in Afghanistan.
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