Afghanistan Football Federation
Founded1922; 99 years ago (1922)[1]
HeadquartersKabul, Afghanistan
FIFA affiliation1948 (73 years ago)
AFC affiliation1954 (67 years ago)
CAFA affiliation2015 (6 years ago)
PresidentMohammad Yousef Kargar

The Afghanistan Football Federation (A.F.F.) (Persian: فدراسيون فوتبال افغانستان) is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the men's and women's national teams. It was founded in 1933 and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954.

The Afghanistan national football team won the 2013 South Asian Football Federation Championship, which was their first ever international football trophy. In early 2014, at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony, the Afghanistan Football Federation was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award for 2013.[2]

Board members

Name Position Source
Afghanistan Mohammad Yousef Kargar President [3][4]
Afghanistan Mohammad Yousef Kargar Vice president [3]
Afghanistan Mohammad Tahir Raufi 2nd Vice President [4]
Afghanistan Fazil Mohammad Shahab General secretary [3][4]
Afghanistan Fazil Mohammad Shahab Treasurer [3]
Afghanistan Mohammad Tahir Raufi Technical director [3]
Afghanistan Anoush Dastgir Team coach (Men's) [3][4]
Afghanistan Ali Jawad Ataiee Team coach (Women's) [3][4]
Afghanistan Firooz Mashoof Media/Communications Manager [3]
Afghanistan Deen Mohammad Safi Futsal coordinator [3]
Afghanistan Hamed Maiwand Referee coordinator [3]


Organization affiliation
FIFA since 1948 (73 years ago)
AFC since 1954 (67 years ago)
South Asian Football Federation 2005–2015 (10 years) (21 months ago)
Central Asian Football Association since 2015 (Founding Member)


Presidency President Took office Left office Note
1 Mohammad Yousef Kargar[5] 2019 present winner of 2013 SAFF Championship
winner of FIFA Fair Play Award 2013


  1. ^ Qadiry, Tahir. "BBC News - Roshan Afghan Premier League a hit with fans". Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  2. ^ "FIFA Awards Afghanistan 'Fair Play Award For 2013'". 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Member Associations".
  4. ^ a b c d e "The - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-02-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)