PICTURE: Singh Sabha bid to retain the Slough Town Senior Cup in the final against Old Windsor at Burnham FC on Good Friday (10am).
Singh Sabha manager, Zufran Ashgar, believes his team has the quality to beat Old Windsor and retain the Slough Town Senior Cup on Good Friday.
Sabha is the last team to win the competition back in 2019 (not completed in 2020 and 2021 because of the Coronavirus) and Ashgar expects the bumper crowd at Burnham FC to witness and entertaining final (10.30am).
The current holders of the prestigious trophy will have a strong team prepared in the bid to retain the silverware although Asghar is well aware of the threat their old foes will present.
He said: “I’m looking forward to Friday, one of the main dates in the calendar of the East Berkshire Football League and a prestigious competition.
“We’ve won it before and we are the last team to win it in 2019, and we’re definitely looking forward to defending it.
“It’ll be a tough game against good opposition, but a challenge that we’re relishing. May the best team win and, hopefully, that’s us.”
Singh Sabha and Old Windsor are familiar foes, often competing for league and cup silverware. The last final between the two clubs was the 2019 Maidenhead Norfolkian Senior Cup, which went all the way to penalties. The rivals have met twice already this season, The O’s winning in the league on the opening day back in September, before Sabha won in the Ascot & Fielden Cup in mid-March.
Singh Sabha have won in their last four matches in all competitions and have remained unbeaten since their exit from the Berks & Bucks Cup at the third round stage back in early January.
VIDEO: Singh Sabha manager, Zufran Asghar, reacts to the League Cup semi finals win against Iver Heath on Saturday and previews the Slough Town Senior Cup final against Old Windsor on Good Friday.
Asghar said: “We’ve been in good form. Our performances haven’t been the greatest over the past couple of games but we’ve managed to get results and that’s most important, especially going into a big Cup final.
“We will have a good and strong team that will, hopefully put on a good show and retain the Cup.
“I’m sure Old Windsor are looking forward to the final as well, their first in the Slough Town Cup. They’re a club with a rich history and probably participated in the Slough Town Cup for many years. I’m sure they’re looking forward to this and will give their all to win.
“We just have to be at our best to make sure that we match them. It’ll be a good game and i’m looking forward to it.
“I believe that we have the quality to win the Cup. It will be a huge achievement for the team and the Club if we win the Slough Town Cup again, and add our names to the rich history of the competition.
“I’m looking forward to this game and going against Old Windsor, who will definitely pose a big threat to us. It’ll be a tough game and they’ll definitely give us a hard time, and I hope everyone in the league and cup competition will have a great game to witness.”
The Slough Town Cup final is the start to a three-match trilogy between the two Clubs in the coming three weeks. The second league is a league fixture on 29 April at Stag Meadow (7.30pm) before the League Cup final back at Burnham on 2 May (2pm).
To enter the East Berkshire Football League ahead of the 2022/23 season, or for further information about the league, or an entry form for the upcoming season, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org