The home of English football is set to witness the first ever Asian Football Awards (AFA), when the Wembley Stadium plays host to an event initiated to honour the best of the best UK Asians in football.
The Asian Football Awards are scheduled to take place on January 24, 2012 with a number of guests from the world of football expected to honour the occasion. The AFA have been launched to recognise the outstanding contribution to both the professional game and grassroots initiatives by individuals and groups across the UK with South Asian heritage.
The inaugural event will be hosted in partnership between Initiate Sports and Inventive Sports with the support from The FA and “Kick It Out”.
The Asian Football Awards will be handed out across 14 categories including Footballer of the Year, Grass Roots Heroes and Asian Woman in Football Award.
Initial nominations include Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town), Zesh Rehman (Muang Thong Utd), Anwar Uddin (Barnet FC), Dr. Zaf Iqbal (Liverpool FC), Rimla Akhtar (MWSF), Permi Jhooti (FIFA Ambassador), Lakshmi Mittal and Tony Fernandes (QPR FC).
Imran Hassan, Co-Founder Asian Football Awards, said, “We have seen positive movement within the development of Asians in the game. We feel that recognition and acknowledgement of individuals and organisations is a fundamental part of developing more individuals in the professional game. I am delighted to be involved in the Asian Football Awards and look forward to celebrating all aspects of the game from investors, players, coaches and those involved behind the scenes.”
Football fans may send in their nominations for the 14 categories on the official website of the Asian Football Award at www.asianfootballawards.co.uk! So take part in the voting and use your right to cast a vote!
Please support the inaugural Asian Football Awards and take part in the glamorous event at Wembley!
Tickets and further information on the event are available at www.asianfootballawards.co.uk
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