News - Afghanistan
The Men's Basketball tournament has kicked off in Kabul between police and civilian basketball clubs. The aim is to forge better ties between the police and Kabul residents.
Four teams from the police and four Kabul clubs are participating in the three-day competition.
Organizers of the event said the competition was aimed at developing coordination and cooperation between police and civilians, and also to gain government's attention to supporting and growing the game.
"We are planning to hold such events after every two months," said Sayed Mohammad Zia Dashti, director of championship games. "We have started similar tournaments in 15 provinces and efforts are underway to expand them to 20 provinces."
"Our objective is to build trust between people and police," he continued.
Also present at the event was the head of sports department of Kabul Police, Saifullah Shah, who praised the tournament and called it effective for the physical fitness of police forces.
Meanwhile, the Kabul municipality's team defeated Kabul Institute of Education by 63-47 points.