Kim Kardashian fly Afghan female footballers to UK

Kim Kardashian fly Afghan female footballers to UK


Kim Kardashian fly Afghan female footballers to UK..


Kim Kardashian is using her platform to help Afghan female soccer players fly from Pakistan to Britain to leave the Taliban-lead country.


With the Taliban taking power once again, female athletes are having their ability to play taken away and it is viewed as a political act of defiance against the group to play sports as a woman in Afghanistan.


Members of the team, many who are from poor families, had secured visas in the United Kingdom but had no flight to leave the Afghanistan.


Kardashian West, along with a New York rabbi and a Premier League soccer club made it possible for the 30-plus teenage players of the Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team and about 100 of their family members leave the country.


Many female athletes have left Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power due to the oppression of women in sports under their regime. The regime retook power after a 20-year war, and since the Taliban returned women’s rights have diminished.


Former Afghanistan female athletes have expressed their joy in hearing the team is now in another country, including former captain of Afghanistan’s national women’s team Khalida Popal.


Popal said:


“Many of those families left their houses when the Taliban took over. Their houses were burnt down. Some of their family members were killed or taken by Taliban. So the danger and the stress was very high, and that’s why it was very important to move fast to get them outside Afghanistan.”


Popal added that she was “so happy and relieved” to hear the women and their families are beginning a life in the U.K.

Idowu Babalola Photo
Idowu Babalola

Socially Not Social. IG & Twitter - @Idbragga

All author posts
Related Posts
Kanye West ‘struggling with looming divorce’ as he ‘cannot fight’ Kim Kardashian
Kanye West 'struggling with looming divorce' ...

Kanye West is reportedly struggling with his looming divorce from wife Kim Kardashian. The 43-year-old rapper is living a...

Anita Joseph slams trolls telling her to keep her man off social media
Anita Joseph slams trolls telling her to keep...

Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph, took to social media on Sunday to celebrate her husband on his birthday. Sharing a...

Nse Ikpe Etim will host AMAA 2018 for the second time
Nse Ikpe Etim will host AMAA 2018 for the sec...

Nse Ikpe Etim will be joined by Arthur Nkusi as the co-host for the 2018 AMAA scheduled to hold...

Write A Comments