Afghanistan’s OjenYes Girl Footballers and Their Families Have Been Told They Will To be resettled in Britain.
As reported on Wednesday, the girls were at risk of being returned Afghanistan When his humanitarian visa to Pakistan expires next Tuesday.
However, the government has now confirmed that they are finalizing their visas so that they can stay in the UK permanently.
“We are working to finalize visas for the Afghan Women’s Development Team and look forward to welcoming them to the UK soon,” a UK said. Government spokesman said.
Leeds United and Chelsea are among organizations that have pledged to support families.
Sui-Anne Marie Gill, CEO of the ROKiT Foundation, who supported his escape from Afghanistan, welcomed the news.
“This is great news, and we are grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel for this life-saving decision,” said Siu-Anne Marie Gill, CEO of the ROKiT Foundation.
“Like football, it has been a team effort where every player has played an important role.
“These young players and their families are so thrilled that they have been given a second chance at life, here in the house of football. The next step is to settle them in their new home. We will do everything we can to support him and the communities that welcome him in this process.”
Home Secretary Priti Patel is said to have done an urgent study of the cases of her girls to give them asylum in Britain.