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Hamza Choudhury can have large impression if he elects to play for Bangladesh says Watford boss Rob Edwards | Soccer Information

Hamza Choudhury can change into a beacon of inspiration for the subsequent era if he chooses to play worldwide soccer for Bangladesh, says Watford head coach Rob Edwards.

The Loughborough-born former England U21 midfielder, who has Grenadien and Sylheti heritage, final week opened the door to the opportunity of enjoying for Bangladesh in an interview – aired on Sky Sports activities Information – with Nujum Sports activities, the place he grew to become the Muslim athlete assist group’s newest ambassador.

Watford boss Edwards confirmed he had read the story on Sky Sports digital platforms, and stated Choudhury may give the subsequent era of children a renewed sense of perception if he decides to play for Bangladesh.

“I believe it could possibly be a unbelievable factor if that is what he chooses to do,” Edwards stated when requested in regards to the impression Choudhury might probably make.

Watford’s Hamza Choudhury and Burnley’s Manuel Benson battle for the ball

“I believe he generally is a actual beacon for younger Bangladeshi youngsters, who might look to him and say I can do this.

“Hamza generally is a actual shining mild as somebody, who can encourage others to take up the game. If he chooses to do it, I believe it could possibly be actually optimistic for lots of people.”

Choudhury struggled for minutes at Leicester final season however has been a mainstay in Edwards’ aspect since becoming a member of the Hornets on a season-long mortgage with an choice to purchase.

Edwards added: “He is been a pleasure to work with. He’s somebody who completely provides 100 per cent each single day. He is very optimistic and you may see that in his performances. I am unable to converse extremely sufficient of him.

Rob Edwards will be the Watford head coach from the 2022/23 season
Rob Edwards took over as Watford head coach over the summer time

“Positively [the best is yet to come from him], little doubt about it. He is an excellent younger participant and an excellent individual as nicely.”

Choudhury’s arrival at Watford final month was greeted with delight by the membership’s East and South East Asian followers’ group, ESEA Hornets, who stated they have been thrilled to welcome a British Asian to the soccer membership.

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The primary British-Bangladeshi to play professionally, Anwar Uddin, talks South Asian illustration in soccer with Watford’s Hamza Choudhury. Nujum Sports activities ambassador Choudhury is the one British-Bangladeshi ever to play within the Premier League

ESEA Hornets – who’re a Followers for Range-affiliated supporters’ group – teamed up with Watford, the Frank Soo Basis, and the Sky Sports activities and Sporting Equals partnership for a free occasion at Vicarage Street on Thursday evening, aimed toward selling East and South East Asian inclusion within the ‘Stunning Sport’.

Visitors arrived by the gamers’ entrance and loved refreshments within the lounge utilized by the gamers and their households on matchdays.

Football made ESEA event at Vicarage Road
Alicia Tang, Alan Lau and Lawrence Lok spoke on the occasion at Vicarage Street

A panel dialogue inside Watford’s press convention room adopted – hosted by sports activities journalist Josh Sim – that includes England Girls lead physiotherapist Alicia Tang, FA coach developer Lawrence Lok and ESEA Hornets founder Alan Lau.

Equality, Range and Inclusion Lead at Watford Neighborhood Sports activities and Training Belief, Karen Stephanou, instructed Sky Sports activities Information: “It was a unbelievable night, bringing collectively completely different communities together with a lot of completely different supporters’ teams, which was additionally very nice to see. We have already had some nice suggestions from those who have come alongside about what extra we are able to do to assist communities, increase consciousness and enhance alternatives.”

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Highlights from the Sky Guess Championship match between Watford and Sunderland

ESEA Hornets founder Lau added: “It was an vital occasion and a very good start line. The concept was to get folks within the room speaking as a result of that is how we alter issues, by all working collectively and making progress.

“It has been superb working with Watford. It is nearly too simple typically as a result of Watford get it and have been actually open to all the pieces I’ve wished to do. It is also superb for me as a Watford fan to have the membership reciprocate that love, I suppose.”

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