The Afghanistan Football Federation said it is hoping to get Nadim Amiri, a star u21 UEFA footballer, to play for the Afghan national team.
AFF Hoping To Hire German-Born Afghan Player
Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) officials said Monday that the federation is trying to hire German-born Afghan football player Nadim Amiri for the national team.
Amiri, whose parents are from Afghanistan, currently plays with Germany’s Hoffenheim team.
Amiri recently played a key role in the victory of Germany’s under 21 team in the UEFA European Under-21 Championships.
“Afghanistan football federation has always tried to hire well known Afghan players who are playing in famous leagues around the world; Nadim Amiri is one of these players,” said AFF spokesman Sayed Ali Kazimi.
“It is a matter of pride and honor if we manage to bring Nadim to the national team squad; Amiri is currently playing with the class A league of Bundeslig; Amiri in the national team squad will also motivate other Afghan players who are playing in world leagues to play for their national team; Nadim who is only 20 years old is now one of the key players for Hoffenheim,” said Tahir Raufi, the technical head of AFF.
Amiri joined 1899 Hoffenheim in 2012 from Waldhof Mannheim. He made his Bundesliga debut on 7 February 2015 against VfL Wolfsburg in a 3–0 away defeat.
The UEFA European Under-21 Championship (also known as the UEFA Euro U-21s) is a football competition for men organized by the sport's European governing body, UEFA. It is held every two years.
He was born in Ludwigshafen to Afghan parents and has a cousin Zubayr Amiri and brother Nauwid Amiri who also play football.