To aid the trainers beat coronavirus crisis, Afghanistan’s National Muay Thai Federation initiated creating better quarantine facilities.The members of the Afghan federation said that the time would be used to watch matches, three per week. The idea is to use the quarantine days to view the matches of all the reputed competitions all across Asia and world. They would observe on what basis judges cast their vote and closely analyse their judgementin order to improve their abilities. There’s said to beno budgetary constraints in the activity as the members put in their own money to finance the facility.
Afghanistan is one of the strongest Muay Thai nation as compared to other Asian nations. It has received the highest honour from their National Olympic Committee which granted it the voting right among the member nations of International Federation of Muay Thai Associations. Including Afghanistan, there are about 32 National Federations in Asia which have received full recognition by theirrelevant NOCs as members of IFMA and FAMA.
Last year, the Afghan team of five Muay Thai fighters won three gold, a silver and a bronze medal in a competition hosted by the Uzbekistan Muay Thai Federation organised from December 11 to 14.
Afghanistan is under lockdown to prevent the spread of the deadly contagion. The country’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed 215 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The ministry reported about that there were about 50 corona positive cases in Kabul, 31 in Balkh, 17 in Kandahar, 11 in Jawzjan, 9 in Paktia, 8 in Ghor, 7 in Kunar, 6 in Logar, 5 in Nangarhar, 4 in Faryab, 3 in Zabul, 3 in Paktika, 2 in Laghman and 2 in Khost. The total number of coronainfected people is over 3778, where as 472 have recovered. Besides, the country is also working towards reviving its sports strength. Earlier this week, the foundation stone for a stadium in the Nijrab district of Kapisa, was laid. The stadium, named Qala-e-Ghani, is believed to be built over 13 acres of land, with the capacity to accommodate about 10,000 people. The construction cost of the stadium is estimated to be AFN 80 million and would take about 18 months to complete.