The Afghan Sports Federation said Anwari, who played for the national youth football team, was killed in the chaos at the airport.
A sports federation stated that an Afghan football player who played for the national youth team fell and died after trying to catch an American plane from a Taliban-controlled Kabul airlift.
The Afghan General Administration of Sports and Sports, a government agency that cooperates with sports groups, confirmed that Zaki Anwari died in the chaos that broke out at the Capital Airport this week.
The organization said in a statement on Facebook on Thursday: “Anwari, like thousands of Afghan youths, wanted to leave the country, but fell from a U.S. plane and died.”
This week, after the Taliban launched a lightning offensive, thousands of Afghans flocked to the airport, fled the country, and took power after President Ashraf Ghani fled.
In a distressing video from the airport on Monday, hundreds of people were seen running alongside a U.S. Air Force plane as it accelerated on the runway-several men Holding on to one side desperately.
More clips on social media seem to show that two people fell and died after the C-17 plane took off.
The US military confirmed that human remains were later found in a wheel well and added that it is investigating reports of deaths related to C-17.
“Before the crew unloaded the cargo, the plane was surrounded by hundreds of Afghan civilians,” said Ann Stefanek, a spokesperson for the US Air Force.
“Faced with the rapidly deteriorating security situation around the aircraft, the C-17 crew decided to leave the airport as soon as possible.”
US President Joe Biden is under pressure at home and abroad and needs to explain how his government seems to be unprepared for rapid Taliban attacks — and the way US troops are retreating from Afghanistan.
The memories of the brutal Taliban regime in the 1990s — music and television were banned, people were stoned to death, women were confined to their homes — caused panic about the future, prompting many Afghans to try to flee.