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The most recent version of South Asians in Soccer Weekly is out after one other productive week for the neighborhood within the Stunning Sport…

Arjan Raikhy opened his Leicester Metropolis account in model with the opening objective of the sport in final week’s Papa Johns Trophy conflict with Wigan.

The Sikh-Punjabi wonderkid, who Sky Sports activities Information revealed was becoming a member of the Foxes after leaving Aston Villa in the summertime, scored a screamer on the half-hour mark, drilling into the highest left nook from 25 yards earlier than Leicester’s U21s fell aside and went on to lose 7-1.

Raikhy shot to prominence after a marvel objective in opposition to Chelsea for Villa’s U18s again in November 2020.

The technically-gifted midfielder made his senior first-team debut simply two months later in an FA Cup third-round tie in opposition to Liverpool, a second described by supporters’ group Punjabi Villans as “unbelievable”.

The central midfielder loved one other productive marketing campaign the next season as he earned the excellence of serving to two groups – Stockport County and Grimsby City – get promoted again to the Soccer League throughout two separate mortgage spells.

Raikhy attended the South Asian Heritage Month pleasant between Sporting Khalsa and Punjab United earlier this summer time previous to finishing a transfer to the Foxes.

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Arjan Raikhy with Sky Sports activities Information’ Dev Trehan and the South Asians in Soccer Group of the Season at Sporting Khalsa FC

Academy graduate Hamza Choudhury proudly captained Leicester for the primary time beneath Enzo Maresca in opposition to Norwich the next night time.

Choudhury, who featured in a first-of-its-kind South Asians in Soccer Group of the Season and is the one British-Bangladeshi to have performed within the Premier League, crammed in at right-back within the absence of Ricardo Pereira for Maresca’s Championship table-toppers.

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Highlights of the Sky Wager Championship match between Norwich Metropolis and Leicester Metropolis.

The Loughborough-born former academy captain put in a stellar show to assist Leicester earn a convincing 2-0 win at Carrow Highway to take care of their 100 per cent league document away from house.

Explaining his resolution to call 25-year-old Choudhury captain for the conflict with Norwich, Maresca stated: “He is one of many academy gamers. He was born right here.

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Hamza Choudhury making historical past with Leicester as a British South Asian FA Cup winner must be highlighted and celebrated, the first-ever Muslim member of the FA Council, Yunus Lunat, instructed Sky Sports activities Information.

“Additionally in the best way he works and we are attempting to provide a few of them accountability.

“Hamza just isn’t on this second an academy participant becoming a member of the primary group. Completely not.

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Highlights of the Sky Wager Championship match between Leicester Metropolis and Bristol Metropolis.

“Now he is within the first group and he has to indicate accountability and management.”

Odisha FC president Raj Athwal visited the Homes of Parliament final week earlier than jetting off to India for the beginning of the Indian Tremendous League season.

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Odisha FC president Raj Athwal speaks to Sky Sports activities Information’ Dev Trehan on the Home of Lords

Athwal and the Odisha Authorities had been hosted by Baroness Verma within the Home of Lords for discussions about South Asians in Soccer, and alternatives centred round commerce and company social accountability.

Aqsa Mushtaq is about for a return to membership soccer in Greece, Sky Sports activities Information understands.

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Aqsa Mushtaq spoke to Sky Sports activities Information when she was at Lewes FC about making historical past as the primary participant of Pakistani heritage to play professionally in Italy.

The attacker, who options within the first timeline documenting the historical past of South Asian heritage gamers within the fashionable girls’s recreation, spent the second half of the marketing campaign at Championship aspect Lewes FC.

Mushtaq has beforehand performed within the Greek high division for Avantes Chalkida, successful the Most Useful Participant Award with the Crete-based aspect final yr.

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A primary-of-its-kind timeline documenting the historical past of South Asian heritage feminine gamers in fashionable English soccer has been launched, hoping to encourage a brand new technology.

Mushtaq is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College the place she scored 13 objectives in 17 matches in her remaining season on the North Carolina-based faculty.

In 2019, Mushtaq was named South Atlantic Convention Participant of the Yr, serving to her safe a transfer to Napoli, the place she turned the primary participant of Pakistani heritage to affix a girls’s group taking part in in Italy’s high division.

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Geordie hero and British South Asians in Soccer trailblazer Michael Chopra joined the Toon Military and Sky Sports activities Information’ Keith Downie forward of their Champions League showdown with AC Milan!

Michael Chopra was again on Sky Sports activities Information final week as he joined Newcastle followers in Milan forward of their Champions League conflict with AC Milan.

Chopra was a part of the Newcastle squad that final performed within the Champions League some 21 years in the past and joined supporters on a day to recollect forward of a 0-0 draw and some extent gained at San Siro.

Ali Zafar’s wondergoal helped Scottish soccer trailblazer Shadab Iftikhar get off to a successful begin as Pakistan U19s head coach.

Zafar’s 35-yard strike gave Pakistan a 1-0 win over Nepal of their first match on the U19 South Asian Soccer Federation Championship.

Shah Jahan scored a late equaliser in Pakistan’s second recreation of the competitors to clinch a 1-1 draw in opposition to Maldives, reserving a semi-final place for Iftikhar’s boys.

Iftikhar turned the primary British South Asian ever to handle in senior Scottish soccer when he took on a six-month spell at Scottish Highland League aspect Fort William, ending in Could final yr.

London Seaward attacker Zahmena Malik has additionally been again in worldwide motion with Pakistan over the past week.

Malik helped Pakistan earn a goalless draw of their pleasant event opener in opposition to Malaysia, earlier than then occurring to play of their second recreation, which noticed Pakistan slip to a 1-0 defeat to host nation Saudi Arabia.

In the meantime, Manchester United stopper Safia Middleton-Patel was a part of the Wales squad for the nation’s first Ladies’s Nations League match.

Middleton-Patel, who turned 19 final week, was an unused substitute in Wales’ 1-0 defeat away to Iceland.

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