The opening ceremony of the 8th season of the Afghanistan Premier League will be held today, August 20, 2019 at 04:00 PM at the stadium of AFF. Following the opening ceremony, the first group stage competition of the tournament will be held between the teams of Simorgh Alborz and Toofan Harirod.

The 2019 Draw show results put both teams in Group (A) along with Mawjhai Amu and De Maiwand Atalan. 

With two championships, Toofan Harirod has a good place in the history of Premier League competitions. In the final match of the seventh season, Toofan Harirod defeated its rival, Shaheen Asmayee, the three-time league champion, with a score of 1 - 0.

“The players are taking their regular training sessions in Kabul, and we are optimistic about winning the title again”. Said the Head couch of Toofan Harirod, Mohammad Yousuf Mohandis zada, He added,” Compared to last year, there is a noticeable change in team composition, with our young players, we will take the charge in the tournament.”

“North Zone representative has returned to Kabul with strong motivation and dramatic changes in this year's competition” Said Abdul Haq Faizi, Head couch of Simorgh Alborz. 

“We've made a lot of changes to the squad this year, with almost 50 percent of the changes. The players of Simorgh Alborz are motivated youngsters and will have a different beginning.” He added.

The APL 2019 inauguration ceremony, as well as the match between Simorgh Alborz and Toofan Harrirod will be broadcasted LIVE on TOLO TV and Lemar TV and simulcast on Arman FM, Arakozia FM.

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