Sporting Khalsa will host Punjab United in a celebratory pre-season pleasant, days earlier than the beginning of South Asian Heritage Month.
The 2 groups will meet at Sporting Khalsa’s dwelling floor in Willenhall forward of South Asian Heritage Month, which has grown significantly in recent times and runs between July 18 and August 17.
The edges have confronted one another in recent times on the Variety Soccer Competition, including at Punjab United’s Steve Cook Stadium two years ago, in a pleasant event that additionally featured Sporting Bengal United and Leicester Nirvana.
Khalsa sporting director Jas Batt instructed Sky Sports activities Information: “It is actually thrilling to welcome our brothers and sisters from Punjab United to the West Midlands for this thrilling pre-season conflict.
“We have loved an excellent marketing campaign and Punjab United have simply come off the again of cup success by profitable the Kent Senior Trophy, so there’s loads for us to have a good time collectively.
“Each golf equipment showcase a lot of what is proper about our recreation. This fixture builds on our blossoming relationship with Punjab United.”
Sky Sports activities Information understands discussions between the 2 groups about taking part in a pleasant forward of the brand new season superior throughout a current FA religion and soccer occasion, which additionally noticed a first-of-its-kind timeline and display documenting the history of South Asian heritage female players go on show on the dwelling of English soccer.
Punjab United play within the Premier Division of the Southern Counties East Soccer League, and loved a fairytale finish to final season season by lifting the Kent Senior Trophy.
Jayden Hussain scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win for Punjab United over Deal City at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium.
Sporting Khalsa, who have been based in 1991 and whose males’s first crew play within the Northern Premier League Midlands Division, within the eighth tier of English soccer, are probably the most profitable membership ever to return out of Britain’s South Asian group.
They completed final season because the third-highest scorers throughout the divisions within the Northern Premier League in what was their debut marketing campaign at Step 4 of the Nationwide League System.
Punjab United and Sporting Khalsa each have ladies’ groups. Sporting Khalsa even have a thriving girls’s aspect, who’re firmly established and taking part in within the fourth tier of English soccer.
Sporting Khalsa hosted a coaching day earlier this yr, offering South Asian heritage female players the chance to represent the Apna England Lionesses on the first women-only Copa Del CL event, in help of Remedy Leukaemia.
Forward of South Asian Heritage Month final yr, West Bromwich Albion ahead Mariam Mahmood opened as much as Sky Sports activities Information about her journey within the recreation and her affection for the Baggies in her first interview with a serious platform.
Three days into 2021 South Asian Heritage Month, Sky Sports News exclusively revealed British-Bangladeshi trailblazer and West Ham academy graduate Anwar Uddin was joining the FA Council.
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