From Oxford Utd to war-torn Kashmir: ‘It’s not your typical football loan move’

22 September 2019 05:06
Kashif Siddiqi will join the region’s top club, Real Kashmir – after addressing the UNAs one of the few British Asian professional footballers, Kashif Siddiqi has overcome more than just opponents on the pitch in his quest to fulfil his dream; there has been abuse from fans, ridicule from teammates and even question marks over his ability to kick a ball.But now the defender is preparing for his toughest challenge yet as he swaps Oxford United for one of the world’s most militarised and politically contentious regions where he will ply his trade for Real Kashmir, the only professional football club in Indian-administered Kashmir. Related: Pakistan PM to accuse Modi of complicity in Kashmir 'terrorism' Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian