Thursday, September 26, 2013

Human Relief Foundation host Syria Cup 2013

Emdad Rahman: Human Relief Foundation used the last of the remaining dry weather to stage the Syria Cup 2013.

Sixteen teams participated, including one from West London. The tournament was hosted at the Berner Estate pitch and the aim was to raise funds and humanitarian aid to ease the plight of the suffering people in Syria.

The final saw HFC pit themselves against Al Falah from Kilburn. Home advantage paid off as HFC defeated Al Falah 2-1.

Manager Hamid Yusuf said: "I'm pleased to have outfought and outplayed such a physically imposing team like Al Falah. The match was played in the right spirit and I'm glad that everyone has helped raise funds and awareness for the Syrian people."

Khoyrul Shaheed from Human Relief Foundation said: "I would like to thank Stepney FC, DIYG, Qasida Restaurant and the Berner centre for giving us the support to make this event such a big success. All the money will be of tremendous help, but the awareness raised today is something you cannot put a price on."

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