Twins Amar and Arjun Singh Purewal made history on Monday as the first British South Asian brothers to line up under the arch in a Wembley Cup final.
The Sunderland Sikh-Punjabis have spent much of their careers playing together at various clubs in the North East of England but were on the opposite side when Consett AFC faced Hebburn Town in the rescheduled FA Vase final for the season last.
Sky Sports News exclusively revealed last week that the brothers are poised to make Wembley history, and it was a moment for the Purewal family to savor with center-back Arjun leading his team to the home of English football as Captain of Consett.
Consett took a deserved 18th-minute lead thanks to Ali Alshabeeb before an unforgettable moment for Amar, who calmly equalized the Hornets. Arjun was seen slapping the field in frustration after seeing his twin brother score.
Hebburn lost 2-1, but equalized minutes before half-time before Oliver Martin ended the comeback with a spectacular 83rd-minute winner for the South Tyneside club.
Amar and Arjun have been nicknamed the “ Punjabi pride of the northeast ” when they made history as a teenager in 2008 after becoming the first twins to score in the same FA Cup match, winning Bishop Auckland in a 3-2 extra preliminary round victory over Darlington RA.
Their heroic cut this time around caps a remarkable month for South Asians in the soccer movement in this country, with Sky Sports News leading cover.
Last week we revealed that Sporting Khalsa are set to be promoted to non-league Stage 4, meaning that subject to ratification, the West Midlands squad will become the premier club. from the South Asian community to play in the eighth level of modernity. -the pyramid of days.
The news came after Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury was serialized in a comic book about his identity, education and Bangladeshi-Grenadian heritage, as well as his faith.
A day earlier, Gareth Southgate met the Apna England fan group, the first time a serving English boss sat down and directly engaged with an Asian-led Three Lions fan group. South.
Bournemouth full-back Dinesh Gillela captained the Cherries Under-21 team for the Central League Cup success last week, and Arjan Raikhy notched two assists in a 6 victory -1 against Newcastle to help Aston Villa advance to the final four of the FA Youth Cup.
Fellow Anglo-Punjabi footballer Dilan Markanday was also in good form, completing the scoreline for Spurs’ Under-23 team in a 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Manchester United starlet Zidane Iqbal, who just signed his first professional contract, picked up where he left off after a brief layoff, scoring three goals in his last two U18 games, including a magnificent effort in solo against Wolves.
Sky Sports News also revealed that Birmingham Women’s Academy prospect Layla Banaras was launching a campaign to better prepare Muslim athletes for fasting during Ramadan. Banaras, 15, who trains four times a week, worked with Birmingham City and club nutritionist Isobel Chotham to produce a nutrition guide and meal planner for Ramadan.
Birmingham City’s official fan group Blues 4 All worked directly with the club last month to mark the Vaisakhi Festival, with the Punjabi Rams fan group doing the same with compatriot Sky Bet Championship, Derby County.
Sky Sports News also exclusively revealed that Bhups and Sunny Singh Gill would become the first British South Asian match officials to preside over the same league game, with the duo making history at Ashton Gate when Bristol City hosted Nottingham Forest. .
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