Bosnian imams, priests play football to raise funds

FA of Malaysia president Sultan Ahmad Shah expressed his disappointment with the poor results registered by the national team.

Singapore are taking a modest approach before their curtain raiser against hosts Malaysia in the opening match of the AFF Cup.

However, here's a heart warming article to how football unites.

A soccer match between Muslim imams and Catholic priests has helped raise funds for a new kindergarten in Bosnia. 

More than 4,000 people paid 1 euro ($1.30) to watch the game in the central town of Zenica on Wednesday night, cheering "Bosnia, Bosnia" and celebrating whoever scored.

The Catholics won 5 -3.

The match, organised by Bosnia's Inter-religious Committee, was played by priests of the Bosnian Franciscan order and Muslim imams, said Priest Fra Zdravko Andjic. 

 His good friend, Imam Jakub Salkica, said both sides got along well, but joked that shouldn't raise suspicions about match fixing.

Nearly two decades ago, more than 100,000 people died in this country in a war that involved Muslim Bosniaks, Christian Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croats.

And this is not the first time for there was a similar match between imams and priests in Bosnia in 2008. In that match, the imams won 8-2.

HD says: And here's looking forward to seeing Malaysians - all walks of life - unite in supporting Harimau Malaya throughout the AFF Cup.


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