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PANJAB ENTER THE VIRTUAL EA FOOTBALL WORLD
Panjab FA have entered the world of virtual football and are making a huge reputation in the EA FIFA 20 world.
Panjab FA joined the VPG ( Virtual Pro Gaming ) Esports premier and started the season in the Conference East, 8th tier from the the top league Esports premier.
The season started on the 8th June 2020, with 12 teams in total, each playing 22 games.
All games are played on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with a kick off time of 8.45pm BST. All games are LIVE on the link here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs_CfVjmFKl5fHa80GXdyNg
Conference East League Table
Squad and Stats
Panjab FA Appoint Manraj Singh Sucha as New Manager
Manraj Singh Sucha has been confirmed as the new manager of Panjab FA after signing a one-year deal with the top-ranked international football team outside FIFA.
The former Panjab FA first-team coach and analyst succeeds Reuben Hazell who mutually agreed to leave his role after leading the side to a 5th place finish at the 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup in London.
Sucha becomes only the second manager in Panjab FA history, and is now looking forward to starting a new era with the team which represents the estimated 125 million Punjabi’s around the world.
Speaking exclusively to Panjab FA after receiving confirmation about landing the coveted role, Sucha says:
“It’s an honour to be named the manager of Panjab FA, and I am excited to begin this new journey. I’m so thankful and proud to have been given this opportunity [as] there is no greater honour than being able to manage your national team.”
He adds: “I want to build on the great work done by Reuben Hazell up to this point. I will work hard to develop the team and the staff to make us a stronger group and help the organisation to continue growing and making waves in football.”
Panjab FA Chairman, Harpreet Singh, meanwhile, is delighted to have such a knowledgeable, ambitious, and respected coach in charge of the Panjab National Football Team. Singh says:
“Manraj Singh Sucha has all the attributes to become a great football manager. He is a highly respected coach who is in pursuit of reaching the top of the game. He has the support of the board and we look forward to him leading from the front and bringing the best out of the national team.”
Manraj Singh will also be making changes to the backroom and coaching staff, although he remained tight-lipped on the subject, for now at least.
The new manager tells us: “I’ve been able to recruit some excellent members of staff to the team, but there remains one position yet to be filled. It is only fair to announce our new staff members once our team is complete, as we are all as important as each other.”
In 2016 Reuben Hazell led Panjab FA to the final of the ConIFA World Football Cup in Abkhazia, narrowly missing out on victory. Manraj Singh Sucha will be hoping to take the side one step further in 2020, but first he has 12 months to prove himself.
Sucha’s Panjab FA team will be coming together for the very first time at a training camp in September. A series of exciting fixtures are also in the pipeline and will be made public at an appropriate time.
Be sure to keep up to date with Panjab FA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram ahead of this extremely exciting year ahead under the guidance of their brand new manager, Manraj Singh Sucha.
Written by Keiran Samra
Panjab FA Announce Departure of Reuben Hazell
Reuben Hazell has mutually agreed to leave his role as manager of the Panjab Football Association after discussions with senior board members.
The decision takes effect immediately, meaning that Hazell coached his final game on May 9, leading his side to victory over Cascadia in the 5th place Play-Off at the 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup.
Hazell, though, departs with pride. In an official statement, he says:
“I leave with my head held high, knowing that I did all within my powers to make this a successful Football Association. I would like to thank Harpreet [Chairman of Panjab FA], the staff, and especially the players for this great venture I’ve been allowed to be a part of.”
Harpreet Singh, meanwhile, adds his gratitude to Hazell for all his work and efforts to date. He says: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Reuben Hazell for setting exceptional professional standards since the inception of Panjab FA.”
Singh adds: “Throughout his time here, Reuben has carried himself with dignity and honesty. He accepted the challenge of being the first national team manager of Panjab, turning us into a very strong national team that has built an extremely credible reputation on and off the pitch. Reuben deserves great respect for the job he has done, and he leaves us with our best wishes.”
Hazell has been with Panjab FA since their establishment in 2014 and has overseen their meteoric rise in recent years. Under his guidance, Panjab FA came agonisingly close to winning the 2016 CONIFA World Football Cup before coming fifth in the 2018 edition of the tournament.
The former Oldham Athletic captain says: “Where the Panjab Football Association is now to where we started, is in a much better place. With a little more luck, we could have been CONIFA World Champions, and that is great credit to everybody who has been involved to date.”
In a final goodbye, Reuben Hazell says: “I wish Panjab FA all the best in the future. I will always take great pride in knowing that I’m a part of the Panjab FA history.”
The search is now on for a new manager, with the team looking for someone who believes they can take Panjab FA forward in line with their ambitions.
About possible candidates, Harpreet Singh says: “We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we believe will lead us into an exciting future. We will be making no further comment until a new managerial appointment is confirmed.”
If you think that this could be you, be sure to apply for this incredible opportunity.
Interested applicants can submit a CV and covering letter to info@PanjabFA.com.
Written by Keiran Samra.
PANJAB VS DHAKA AKADASH R.C. OF BANGLADESH AT SLOUGH TOWN FC
In the final preparation game before the first game of the ConIFA World Football Cup group games kick off on the 31st May 2018 vs Kabylia, Panjab will play Dhaka Akadash R.C, a team from South Asia full of Bangladeshi national team players.
We look forward to welcoming our guests from South Asia as football continues to bring people together.
Panjab vs Dhaka Akadash R.C.
Venue: Slough Town FC, Arbour Park, SL2 5AY
Tickets: Click here
PANJAB WORLD CUP TICKETS 2018 LONDON
ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 London
Panjab national football team to compete for glory at the ConIFA Paddy Power World Football Cup 2018 in London. All group games are to set to take place at Slough Town FC, Arbor Park, SL2 5AY
Venue: Slough Town FC Stadium, SL2 5AY
31/5/2018 – Panjab vs Kabylia – Tickets
2/6/2018 – Panjab vs Western Armenia – Tickets
3/6/2018 – Panjab vs United Koreans of Japan – Tickets
OFFICIAL: 20-man CONIFA World Cup Squad Announced
Panjab FA are delighted to confirm the 20-man squad for the upcoming CONIFA World Cup in London, sponsored by Paddy Power.
After much consideration from manager, Reuben Hazell, the squad has been chosen to represent the people of Panjab for this prestigious tournament which kicks off on the 31st May.
Here is your official squad:
Yousuf Butt (Greve Fodbold), Raajan Gill (Newcastle Town), Jhai Dhillon (Chesham United), Glenvir Hayer (Clevedon Town), Arjun Purewal (Consett AFC), Jaskaran Basi (Eccleshill United), Taimoor Hussain (unattached), Aaron Minhas (Beaconsfield Town), Amar Purewal (West Auckland Town), Rajpal Virk (unattached), Nikinder Uppal (Barnt Green Spartak), Sufyan Zia (Bilston Town), Gurjit Singh (Rushall Olympic), Arjun Jung (Kings Langley), Caman Bhandal (Punjab United Gravesend), Terlochan Singh (Glebe FC), Nathan Minhas (Maidenhead United), Amarvir Sandhu (Leicester Road), Rio Riaz (Burnham FC), Kamaljit Singh (spVgg Vreden).
By Lewis Richards (LRichards977)
MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool U23’s vs Panjab FA
Panjab FA will face-off against the Liverpool Under-23 team in a sensational match as they step up their preparations for the upcoming 2018 ConIFA World Cup.
With the prestigious tournament beginning in London on May 31, this friendly will take place at The Academy in Kirkby, Liverpool, on May 14, 2018.
For Panjab FA, it will be the final chance for their players to impress manager Reuben Hazell ahead of the submission of the final squad list for the upcoming competition.
LFC U23’s, meanwhile, will be hoping to sign off their season in style after narrowly missing out on the 2017/18 Premier League 2 title.
This all makes for what will surely be an action-packed game which is due to kick off at 12:00pm (BST) And Liverpool have ensured that watching the match couldn’t be easier for you.
After a disappointing mid-season spell, Neil Critchley’s LFC U23 side have ended their Premier League 2 campaign stylishly, with recent wins over Everton and Chelsea.
Those results mean that the Merseyside team finish as league runners-up, losing out to Arsenal U23 by two points.
The ones to watch for this tie could feature a number of first team players for The Reds with the likes of Adam Lallana and Danny Ings needing minutes. Currently in the U23 squad, Harry Wilson and Yan Dhanda will look to make the headlines.
LFC U23 vs Panjab FA will be shown live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO. Subscribers to the online video service can watch all the latest premium content anytime, anywhere on their phones, tablets, or computers.
As well as being able to watch the historic fixture between LFC U23 and Panjab FA, subscribers will also be able to watch full replays of first team matches, and extensive matchday build-up and analysis.
And, perhaps best of all, Liverpool FC are offering new subscribers to LFCTV GO a whole month free. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this fantastic offer, follow this link to the official Liverpool FC website. https://video.liverpoolfc.com/
Reuben Hazell Delighted With Liverpool Opportunity
Manager Reuben Hazell has revealed his delight for Panjab FA after the club announced a friendly with Liverpool U23’s in preparation for the CONIFA World Cup.
The tournament, which takes place in London, gets underway on the 31st May as Panjab FA take on Kabylie in the first game.
Speaking straight after the announcement with Liverpool Football Club, Hazell couldn’t hide his excitement for the latest news.
He said: “It goes without saying – they are one of the biggest teams in the world.
“They have a very good Under 23 side who are technically better than us but we are ready to stand up to the test. They’re a supergiant in world football who move the ball around very quickly – so it will be a good test for the lads.
“We will come up against teams like this in World Cup, teams who move the ball around well and keep possession. It’s paramount that we know what to do.”
The former defender also admits that he will be willing to try new things out in the game, and admits that it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment.
“We will be experimenting,” he added.
“We are still looking for our team to take to the World Cup. This is our last game before we announce our 20-man squad, so it will be a good opportunity to show what the boys can do.
By Lewis Richards
Liverpool u23s vs Panjab FA men’s – The game changer
Panjab FA are delighted to announce an iconic fixture between Liverpool Football Club U23’s and Panjab FA Men’s.
The tie is set to take place on the 14th May 2018 at 12pm at The Reds’ training ground in Kirkby – As Reuben Hazell’s men look forward to the CONIFA World Cup 2018. Kicking off on the 31st May in London.
The Champions League finalists will select their U23 side against Panjab FA with the opportunity for many around the world to enjoy this game online.
Neil Critchley’s men have brought through numerous players through the youth ranks including Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold who now feature in the first-team picture and on their respective international stages.
On the fixture at the club’s Kirkby youth base, Critchley said: “It is a real honour for us to be able to welcome Panjab FA for an end-of-season friendly match as they prepare for their upcoming World Cup campaign. We hope that this is the beginning of a great relationship as we look to promote football for British Asians across the country.”
Founder & Chairman of Panjab FA, Harpreet Singh, said: “It is an honour and privilege to be playing one of the most iconic football clubs worldwide. This represents a game changer for 125 million Panjabi’s around the globe and British Asians in the UK.
“This game will shine a light on the aspirations of children around the world, where once professional and grassroots football were seen as two different worlds apart. I congratulate my football colleagues at Liverpool FC for paving the way for a prosperous future for all.”
All supporters and football fans can watch the game live and for free on LFCTV GO.
Fixture: Liverpool U23 vs Panjab FA Mens
Date: 14th May 2018/12pm
Venue: Academy base – Kirby
By Lewis Richards
Slough Town FC to host Panjab World Football Cup 2018 group games
Slough Town FC will host Panjab national football team, ConIFA World Cup group games this summer. The ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 in London, will start on the 31st May 2018.
Panjab FA men’s national football team will play all three group games at Slough Town FC. The stadium capacity of 2000 will witness Panjab come to London to compete for the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 title.
Group games and dates:
31.5.18 – Panjab vs Kabylia (Africa) Book your ticket
2.6.18 – Panjab vs Western Armenia (Europe) Book your tickets
3.6.18 – Panjab vs United Koreans of Japan (Asia) Book your tickets
For more information on the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 in London, please click here. ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 London
Panjab finished finalists at the 2016 World Cup in Abkhazia and now the objective is to take Panjab one step further.