KABUL: An Afghan football player was among the people who fell from an American military plane in a bid to flee from Afghanistan “for a better future”.
Afghan authorities have confirmed the report that one of the young men who fell from the US C-17 aircraft was a 19 years old footballer, Zaki Anweri. He used to play for Afghanistan’s junior national team.
Anweri allegedly feared that his dream of becoming an sportsman could not be fulfilled under Taliban rule.
In his last Facebook post, he wrote, “You’re the painter of your life. Don’t give the paint brush to anyone else!”
About 3-5 people were shot dead by US troops at the Kabul airport as people swarmed to get onboard the flight.