The Afghan Pahlevani and Zoorkhaneh Rituals (wrestling) team will travel to Iran to participate in an international competition in Isfahan, the Afghanistan Zoorkhaneh Federation said.
The competition will include athletes from 30 countries, the federation said, saying that at least 10 Afghan athletes will attend the competition.
“Our athletes are well-prepared for the international competition. But we have problems in getting passports for our athletes. The relevant institutions must help us so that our athletes do not miss the competitions,” said Iqbal Ahmad Manoucheher, head of the Afghanistan Zoorkhaneh Federation.
The athletes said they are well-prepared for these contests and have conducted three months of training under the supervision of coaches in Kabul.
“I am well-prepared for the upcoming contest, we have been training for three months,” said Ahmad Samim Niazi, a member of the Afghan national team.
“If we had a training camp outside of Afghanistan I would have defeated my opponents 100 percent, but I am still getting prepared,” said Hakimullah Beg, another member of the team.