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2016 RAPL Review: De Abasin Sape

8 Mar, 2017

De Abasin Sape team represents Khost, Logar, Paktia, Ghazni, Paktika, and Maidan Wardak provinces. The team played in all the Roshan Afghan Premier Leagues (RAPL) seasons; however, they failed to mark outstanding achievements.  

To cross the stage line and break the deadlock, the team took more preparations and was focused to kick-off the 2016 season with a “to win” attitude. Six players from Kabul joined the team to boost Sape’s performance. They were trained and supervised by a new FIFA licensed coach. Putting all the changes together, the team was optimistic to be qualified for 2016 RAPL semi-finals. 

Unluckily, the 2016 RAPL draw put De Abasin Sape in group “A”, known as death group, to compete with De Maiwand Atalan, Shaheen Asmayee, Toofan Harirod. Sape conceded 3-0 their first group stage match to Atalan. In the second group stage match, Shaheen Asmayee dethroned the team 5-0 and they ended the third game 0-2 to Toofan Harirod. 

Including the fifth season, the team could not secure any spot in the RAPL semi-finals yet. With three losses and scoring no point, Abasin Sape came eight in the 2016 RAPL. 

The De Abasin Sape’s match highlights are available on the RAPL YouTube page (www.youtube.com/afghanpremierleague). More information about the team and RAPL events can be found on (www.afghanpremierleague.com). To see more photos of the team, follow RAPL Instagram on (afghanpremierleague.official).

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