During the Taliban regime the AFF Stadium in Kabul was not a place for joy and football enthusiasts, but a venue for death. This was the place where even small crimes were brutally punished and public executions were conducted as to warn the Afghan spectators of the power of Taliban.
By the 1990s, football was effectively extinguished by the Taliban, leaving the Afghan people with no hope for evading the violence, they witnessed every day, for a harmless moment with sport.
Nevertheless, through 35 years of war and violence in Afghanistan, the country and its people never gave up their enthusiasm for football, and with the fall of the Taliban the opportunity for men and women to reignite and pursue their passion for the sport arose.
hummel wants to support and cultivate this passion, as football serves as a very natural way to unite the people of a war-torn country and to develop the community and sustainable future in Afghanistan.
Read more about hummel's current and previous activities in Afghanistan on the following pages: