International football comes to Peckham Town Football Club on Saturday 6 May (3pm KO). Somaliland will travel to the Menace Arena to play an end of season charity friendly. Entry will be by donation, and all proceeds raised on the day will be split between the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) East Africa Crisis Appeal and Somaliland Lifemakers.
Bryan Hall, Chair of Peckham Town FC, commented “It’s an honour to host international football at the Menace Arena. I hope that many in the local community, fans of other clubs and Somalis from near and far turn out to support both teams. I am confident we can raise a good sum of funds that will help saves lives in this really difficult time for Somalis and other countries in east Africa.”
Ilyas Mohamed, Founder & Director of the Somaliland FA, said “We are delighted to play Peckham Town in this friendly, and we are very thankful to Bryan for agreeing to host us for the game. We are very much looking forward to the day, and hope to raise as much as possible. Many of our players have friends and family in Somaliland who are suffering due to the drought, so it will also be a sobering occasion”.
Peckham Town’s ground, the Menace Arena, is located at the south end of Dulwich Common just off the south circular road. The nearest train station is West Dulwich, the P4 & P13 bus stop outside the ground and buses 3, 176, 185, 197 and 201 also stop nearby.
We would be very grateful if the local community can help spread the word and promote the game. Please do print and put up a poster, share the press release (files are attached below) and invite your friends on the Facebook event page.