Story By: Sofija Dizdarevik, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
This Pakistani famous couple has become the co-owners of a British club for the indoor football league former Liverpool star Michael Owen is the ambassador of.
Pakistani actor Sajal Aly, 26, and her actor, producer, singer, and writer boyfriend Ahad Raza Mir, 26, announced they co-own football club ‘Derby Crusaders’ which play in the IPL Soccer League.
Mir made the announcement to his army of 1 million followers saying: “I’ve always been a huge soccer fan so naturally I’m thrilled to announce the fourth and final IPL team. My team!
“The Derby Crusaders! I know IPLSoccer will give me the chance to better connect with my fans in the UK”.
“I’m hopeful that I can use the experience from being part of this league to help promote soccer in Pakistan. See you at IPL. Join us in June 2020”, the superstar said.
Aly also made an announcement for her army of 4.8 million followers and said: “Feeling proud to announce Derby Crusaders- the fourth and final IPLSOCCER team with Ahad Raza Mir, and Noreen Khan named as my co-owners.
“I’ve always been wanting to promote and support sports for girls in Pakistan. This is my first step in doing so. Join us in June 2020” said the star.
IPLSoccer is a competitive 7-a-side indoor football competition composed of four clubs, all run by celebrities.
Other clubs and their owners include ‘Leicester Galacticos’, who are owned by Bollywood superstar Sunny Leone with British-Indian musician Jaz Dhami and London Warriors’ which are owned by British boxer Amir Khan and his wife.
Some of the trials the clubs will have are reportedly going to be open for all to take a part in. The indoor tournament is set to start in June of this year.
Former Manchester United superstar Owen, 40, is the ambassador of the league.
Aly is known for playing a range of characters in several of series. Mir is known for his roles in Pakistani television and for his appearance in musical show Coke Studio 11.
The famous couple has been engaged since last July.
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