Also Zaki Anwari he had clung to the trolley of the US military plane that took off at Kabul airport, among the people who were trying to flee the country after the Taliban capture. The promising young Afghan national team is among the victims. The Afghan footballer was 19, wearing the number 10 shirt. When the US Army’s Boeing C-17 landed in Qatar, his identity was confirmed by the authorities. The BBC reports that on facebook also the General Directorate of Physical Education and Sport of Afghanistan commemorates him: “May he rest in heaven and pray to God for his family, his friends and his sports colleagues”. Zaki was considered a talent in Afghanistan, to the point of deserving the call-up and debut in the U16 national football team. He also loved to study, he successfully attended the Franco-Afghan school of Kabul Esteghlal High School.
The General Directorate of Physical Education & Sports of Afghanistan confirmed Zaki Anwari, a player from the national youth football team, was among hundreds of young people who tried to leave the country by clinging to a US military plane. Anwari fell and died.#ArianaNews pic.twitter.com/onhcSMFiEu
– Ariana News (@ArianaNews_) August 19, 2021
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