Rehman: ‘United move was a no-brainer’

By Will Astbury

Zesh Rehman’s brother has claimed that the footballer made the right decision when he agreed to be transferred to a new club in Thailand.

Riz Rehman, who is the CEO of the Zesh Rehman Foundation – a charity organisation which operates in Bradford and Manchester, described to Manchester Mouth how his brother’s transfer to Muangthong United came about and why it was the right move for the footballer.

Apparently the offer for Zesh, who was the first British Asian to play in the Premier League and was Bradford captain at the time, came as a surprise to both the player and his people…

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Rehman expands Asian sport charity

By Will Astbury

Former Bradford City captain Zesh Rehman has extended the services of his sporting charity to schools in Manchester.

The 27-year-old footballer, who was the first British Asian to play in the Premier League, signed for Thai side Muangthong United in late December but before he left took the time to establish the Zesh Rehman Foundation’s (ZRF) first project in the North West.

The Foundation is now running the Onside programme at Kassim Darwish Grammar School For Boys (KD), an Islamic independent school in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, to teach youngsters more about the sport and hopefully to coach them into being the future stars of tomorrow.

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Amir Khan backs Andy Murray

AMIR Khan has said that Andy Murray can go all the way at Wimbledon this year.

The Bolton boxer, who is the current WBA World light welterweight champion, claimed that his “good friend” has got what it takes to beat Rafael Nadal in the men’s semi final later today.

“Watched Andy Murray get through to the semis and I wish him all the best against Nadal,” Khan wrote on his blog.

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City hosts disabled footie contest

DISABLED children from across the region took part in the finals of a wheelchair football tournament thanks to Manchester City FC.

The One City PAN disability tournament, which is part of the football club’s City in the Community scheme, was played out on Friday 25 June 2010 by KS3 and 4 pupils from Manchester schools.

The four verses four competition was contested at Platt Lane, home of City’s Youth Academy.

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Three violent racists jailed

THREE men who terrorised, racially abused and attacked a Beswick shopkeeper have been locked up.

Vicious thugs Daniel Christopher Kelly, Michael Raymond Hinds, both 24, and 26-year-old Stephen John Burns also threatened to burn the shop down as they attacked their victim.

They were all sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square on Wednesday 9 June 2010.

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City release international trio

MANCHESTER City has announced that it will not be renewing the contracts of three of its international stars.

The football club has decided that Martin Petrov, Sylvinho and Benjani will be allowed to negotiate fresh deals with new clubs as their contracts with The Blues have run out.

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Man Utd to sign Asian stars

MANCHESTER United are reportedly interested in signing a new crop of young Asian footballers.

A post on the football club’s Manchester United Community forum has suggested that scout David Friio has recommended a number of promising youngsters for the consideration of manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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