Dozens of female Afghan footballers and their families, who fled the Taliban, will be resettled in the United Kingdom, it has been reported.
A British official has told The Standard that the government is working to finalize visas for the female Afghan football footballers and their families.
A group of 135 female footballers and their families arrived in Lahore city of Pakistan after leaving Afghanistan with the support of ROKiT Foundation.
“This is fantastic news, and we are most grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel for this life-saving decision,” Siu-Anne Marie Gill, CEO of the ROKiT Foundation, told the Standard.
Some British organizations, including Leeds United and Chelsea have promised to suport the female Afghan footballers and their families with the resettlement process in UK.
Thousands of Afghans were evacuated from Afghanistan following the takeover of the country by Taliban in mid-August.
The United States, Canada, Britain, and several other European countries have vowed to evacuate the vulnerable Afghans who want to leave Afghanistan.