Name: Ahmad Fawad

Hometown: Herat

Team/Position/Jersey Number: Toofan Harirod, center midfield, #13

Favorite Club: Chelsea FC

Favorite Player: Didier Drogba

Plays like: Michael Ballack

When not playing football: Is a professor of English Literature at the Herat University

Favorite book: Les Miserables

Best aspect of RAPL: “Four of my teammates were identified for the National Team in last year’s RAPL.  I believe more players will be identified this year.”

Advice to young players: 1) be optimistic because Afghans have a lot of talent; 2) never be disappointed although you will experience setbacks; 3) work hard every day because it’s not possible to become good without hard work; 4) respect your coach