The Afghanistan Muaythai Federation has become one of the strongest national federations in Asia fully recognised by their National Olympic Committee. The federation has done fantastic work in grass-roots and gender equality development and consequently have made muaythai one of the most popular sports in the country.
The championship hosted 22 pre qualified athletes from Nimroz, Herat, Qandahar, Ghazni and Kabul Provinces.
Female fighters included Hanifa Roshan vs Shabnam Hossainzada, Freshta Shirzad vs Shakiba Haidari, and Shokria Bahmani vs Zahra Rezaee in which Shabnam Hossainzada, Freshta Shirzad and Shokria Bahmani won the bouts.
The male division saw some of the best athletes demonstrating the arts of Muaythai in their professional performance. The winners included Mashal Islamzai, Ali Jan Ebrahimi, Aminullah Ghaljaee, Ahmad Hassanzada, Ahmad Shuja Jamal, Farhad Hossaini, Sayed Jamal Sahar and Mohammad Yosuf Jahangir.
The championship was held in 3Sports TV Stadium and broadcasted live in the presence of dignitaries including Mr. Amir Hussain Hussaini, Founder and President of Afghanistan NF of Muaythai, Mr. Asadulla Saadati, Political Deputy for the High Council for National Reconciliation, Mr. Hamidullah Kabeer, the NOC Technical VP, Mr. Haji Gul Ahmad Noorzad, Rep. of Nimroz to the Parliament, Mr. Wazir Ahmad Nazari, Economic Advisor to the High Council of National Reconciliation and Mr. Abdul Qayoom Ahmadi, CEO of 1TV among others.