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Afghan American FC Crowned Midnight Madness Indoor 2015 Champions
A sensational and exciting ending to ASF's arduous all night Indoor soccer tournament that started seven years ago with an idea driven by the most poplar NCAA college basketball tournament also know as "March Madness". AAFC defeated Afghanooz seven to six on PKs to win ASF's Midnight Madnesses Indoor soccer 2015 Championship. Haywaad Ahmadzai's stunning goals changed the game and forced AAFC to a battle of penalty kicks, which ended in favor of AAFC. A total of 8 teams participated in this year's tournament on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at Dulles SportsPlex in Sterling, VA. Participating teams were all from Virginia, including Afghan American FC, Afghan Youth, Afghan FC, United, Aryana FC, Maihan, Parakhcha Paran & Afghanooz. After a competitive and very close first round games, the top four teams advanced to the semi-finals. Afghanooz defeated AFC in the 1st semifinal game and AAFC defeated Maihan FC in the second semifinals to clinch a spot in the Championship match. The Afghan Sports Federation would like to extend special thanks to all teams, players, and manager for their participation in this year's indoor tournament and making it another successful community event. Special thanks to Afghan Market for their delicious afghan pastries which was a all night party delight with freshly brewed green tea.
Slaven Skeledzic, The New National Football Coach of Afghanistan
Afghanistan Football Federation officially announced the appointment of the German born coach on Monday February 9. Skeledzic has wealth of experience coaching various youth teams in Germany for the last 10 years. With the Bundesliga players Sebastian Young, Marco Russ, Timothy Chandler and Sonny Kittel some of his former protégés in professional football. The 43-year-old Bad Homburger is currently the head of youth development center at FSV Frankfurt till summer of 2015. His aim is to introduce European culture and modern football in Afghanistan, also to transfer the style of training from the Afghan national team to youngsters. According to the Afghanistan’s Football Federation He will share duties with current Afghan coach Yousuf Kargar, who will return to work after he gains full health. Skeledzic's appointment as a head coach alongside Yousaf Kargar is said to have productive impact on development of Afghanistan’s football.