Name: Ahmad Walid Tayab

Hometown: Mazar-i-Sharif

Team/Position/Jersey Number: Simorgh Alborz, forward, #19

Favorite Club: FC Barcelona

Favorite Player: Lionel Messi

Plays like: Carlos Tevez because “I’m powerful and fast but not too flashy.  I don’t dribble too much.”

Best goal: A scissors kick against the Herat provincial team while representing the Balkh provincial team

Favorite place in Kabul: “Shahr-e-naw because it’s clean and has great restaurants.”

Plays football: “Not for the money, but for love.”

After the RAPL: Walid will return to university, where he is studying to become a lawyer.