The 2017 Afghan Premier League (APL) north zone regional tournament, Road to 2017 APL, was kicked-off in Aybak city, Samangan province from July 01, 2017 to July 05, 2017. Balkh, Jawanan-e-Samangan, Faryab, Samangan, Sar-e-pul, and Jawzjan were the six competing teams in the tournament. The matches were warmly welcomed and cheered by thousands of north zone residents.

Sar-e-pul football team blown apart the closely contested affair final match against Balkh and clinched the championship title. Roman Sadiqi of Sar-e-pul was presented the Best Player Award of the tournament; Best Goalkeeper Award went to Hekmat Moradi, Sar-e-pul goalie; and Samangan received the Fair Play Award in this tournament.

High ranking and expert Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) officials supervised and evaluated the matches and players to select the top 21 players for Simorgh Alborz’s 2017 squad. The selectees will play in the 2017 APL main event.

Simorgh Alborz represents Jawzjan, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, and Faryab provinces. Simorgh Alborz was in Group “B” of 2016 APL. The team lost the chance to compete in the 2016 APL final as they lost the match to Shaheen Asmayee with aggregate score of 10-3 in the semi-finals. Later, the team triumphed over Mawjhai Amu and secured the third place in the fifth season.

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