Afghanistan Republic Day Festival Cup (Kabul, Afghanistan)


This football tournament was part of a festival of sporting and cultural events staged annually in Kabul from 1974-1977 to commemorate the anniversary of the Republic of Afghanistan, which was founded on 17th July 1973 when President Mohammed Daoud seized power. President Daoud was killed on 28th April 1978 during a communist coup which established the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

The festival was referred to as "Jashn-e-Jamhouriat" (which translates to "Republic festival"), "Jashn-e-Kabul", or simply "Jashn" (also spelled Jashan, Jashen, Jassan, Jasson, etc). The football tournament was referred to in the "Kabul Times" newspaper as the "Jame-Jamhouriat Cup" (i.e. the Republic Day Cup), or simply the "Jamhouriat Cup" (Republic Cup).


Palmares

Ed. Year Winner
 1  1974 Pamir Dushanbe (USSR)
 2  1975 Pamir Dushanbe (USSR)
 3  1976 Pamir Dushanbe (USSR)
 4  1977 Pamir Dushanbe (USSR)

Afghanistan Republic Day Festival Cup 1974

All matches were played at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul.

   - 7-74 Afghanistan    -  Naft Tehran
   - 7-74 Naft Tehran    -  India XI
   - 7-74 Afghanistan    -  Pamir
   - 7-74 Afghanistan    -  India XI
 23- 7-74 Pamir         1-1 Naft Tehran
 24- 7-74 Pamir         3-0 India XI

 1.Pamir Dushanbe  [Tajikistan, USSR]
 2.Naft Tehran     [Iran]
 3.Afghanistan
 4.India XI



Afghanistan Republic Day Festival Cup 1975

All matches were played at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul.

 17- 7-75 Afghanistan   0-1 Iran XI
 18- 7-75 Pamir         4-0 Turkey XI
 18- 7-75 Afghanistan   bt  Afghanistan Youth
 19- 7-75 Pamir         2-2 Iran XI
 19- 7-75 Turkey XI     bt  Afghanistan Youth
 20- 7-75 Iran XI       2-0 Afghanistan Youth
 21- 7-75 Pamir         4-0 Afghanistan
 21- 7-75 Iran XI       drw Turkey XI
 22- 7-75 Pamir         3-0 Afghanistan Youth
 22- 7-75 Afghanistan   0-0 Turkey XI

 1.Pamir Dushanbe     4  3  1  0 13- 2  7  [Tajikistan, USSR]
 2.Iran XI            4  2  2  0   -    6
 3.Turkey XI          4  1  2  1   -    4
 4.Afghanistan        4  1  1  2   -    3
 5.Afghanistan Youth  4  0  0  4   -    0



Afghanistan Republic Day Festival Cup 1976

All matches were played at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul.

 17- 7-76  Afghanistan B  0-4  Pamir
 17- 7-76  Iran XI        2-1  Pakistan
 18- 7-76  Afghanistan A  0-0  Iran XI
 18- 7-76  Pamir          5-0  India
 19- 7-76  Afghanistan A  1-0  Pakistan
 19- 7-76  Afghanistan B  1-2  India
             [? / Shabbir Ali, Harjinder Singh]
 21- 7-76  Afghanistan A  6-0  Afghanistan B
 21- 7-76  India          1-1  Pakistan
             [Harjinder Singh / ?]
 22- 7-76  Afghanistan B  1-0  Iran XI
 22- 7-76  Afghanistan A  0-2  Pamir
 23- 7-76  Pamir          2-0  Pakistan
 23- 7-76  India          3-0  Iran XI
             [Bala Subramaniam, Koshy Abraham, ?]
 24- 7-76  Afghanistan A  1-1  India
             [? / Harjinder Singh]
 24- 7-76  Afghanistan B  0-1  Pakistan
 25- 7-76  Pamir          1-1  Iran XI

  1.Pamir Dushanbe  5  4  1  0 14- 1  9  [Tajikistan, USSR]
  2.Afghanistan A   5  2  2  1  8- 3  6  [Played as "Kabul A"]
  3.India           5  2  2  1  7- 8  6
  4.Iran XI         5  1  2  2  3- 6  4
  5.Pakistan        5  1  1  3  3- 6  3
  6.Afghanistan B   5  1  0  4  2-13  2  [Played as "Kabul B"]

 Note: the precise identity of the Iran team is unclear; it was certainly not the
       full national team, which was at the Olympic Games in Montréal at this time.

India squad:
 Manager: Mr Khan [Jammu and Kashmir]
 Coach: Jarnail Singh Dhillon [Punjab]
 Players: Brahmanand Shankhwalkar [Goa], Y.Sundareshan [Karnataka],
          J.Mohan Kumar [Karnataka], Jagir Singh [Punjab], Gurdev Singh Gill [Punjab],
          C.C.Jacob [Kerala], Mohammed Mateen [Andhra Pradesh], Swadin Deka Raja [Assam],
          A.Doraiswamy Devaraj [Karnataka], I.Kabui [Nagaland], Manjit Singh [c] [Punjab],
          Sukhvinder Singh [Punjab], Bala Subramaniam [Services], Koshy Abraham [Tamil Nadu],
          Shabbir Ali [Maharashtra], Harjinder Singh [Punjab], Bimal Das [Railways],
          Parminder Singh [Punjab].


The Indian team also played a warmup match at home before travelling to Kabul:
 11- 7-76  New Delhi     Delhi FA XI   1-3  India



Afghanistan Republic Day Festival Cup 1977

All matches were played at the Ghazi Stadium in Kabul.

 17- 7-77 Iran XI       3-1 India XI
 17- 7-77 Pamir         2-0 Afghanistan B
 18- 7-77 Afghanistan A 2-0 Pakistan XI
 18- 7-77 Afghanistan B 0-2 Iran XI
 19- 7-77 Afghanistan A 1-1 Afghanistan B
 19- 7-77 India XI      1-2 Pakistan XI
 21- 7-77 Afghanistan A 1-1 Iran XI
 23- 7-77 Pamir         2-0 India XI
 23- 7-77 Iran XI       4-1 Pakistan XI
 24- 7-77 Afghanistan A 0-3 India XI
 24- 7-77 Pakistan XI   1-3 Pamir
 25- 7-77 Afghanistan B 1-2 India XI
 25- 7-77 Pamir         1-1 Iran XI
 26- 7-77 Pamir         4-0 Afghanistan A
 26- 7-77 Afghanistan B 2-0 Pakistan XI

 1.Pamir Dushanbe     5  4  1  0 12- 2  9  [Tajikistan, USSR]
 2.Iran XI            5  3  2  0 11- 4  8
 3.India XI           5  2  0  3  7- 8  4
 4.Afghanistan A      5  1  2  2  4- 9  4  [Played as "Kabul A"]
 5.Afghanistan B      5  1  1  3  4- 7  3  [Played as "Kabul B"]
 6.Pakistan XI        5  1  0  4  4-12  2

 Note: the precise identities of the Iran, India, and Pakistan teams are unclear.
       The Iran team was captained by Nasser Hejazi, the national team's goalkeeper.



About this document

Sources: The Kabul Times, The Times of India, indianfootball.de

Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison (nfm24@cantab.net) for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Neil Morrison
Last updated: 2 May 2013

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