It’s an honour to host international football at the Menace Arena, says Peckham Town chairman Bryan Hall

Friday 28th April 2017

INTERNATIONAL football comes to London on Saturday 6 May (15:00) when Somaliland will travel to play Peckham Town for an end-of-season charity match.

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.

Somaliland Lifemakers is a youth organisation that was established to encourage and urge young people to volunteer and participate in humanitarian projects in the country.

The DEC is a group of 13 leading UK aid charities that work together to raise money to help those impacted by disaster across east Africa, making sure that funds reach those that need them the most.

The game comes on the back of another excellent campaign for free scoring Peckham Town, who are affectionately known as the Menace, and are currently in third-place in the Andreas Carter Joma Kent County League Premier Division table.

Bryan Hall, the chairman of Peckham Town, said: “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 save lives in this really difficult time for Somalis and other countries in east Africa.”

Ilya Mohamed, the founder and director of the Somaliland FC, said: “We are delighted to play Peckham Town in this friendly and we are very thankful to Bryan for agreeing to hose us for the game.

“We are very much looking forward to the day and hope to raise as much as possible.

“Most 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 of the south circular road.  The nearest train station is West Dulwich and the P4 and P13 bus stops outside the ground and buses 3, 176, 185, 197 and 201 stop nearby.

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