Michael Chopra up for top Asian award

IPSWICH Town striker Michael Chopra is in the running to win the inaugural Asian Player of the Year award.

Chopra is the Blues’ second top scorer this season with seven goals although he hasn’t started a match for four games.

He has been nominated for the top award along with Zesh Rehman (Kitchee SC – Hong Kong), Anwar Uddin (Barnet), Indy Aujla (RRFC Montegnee – Belgium) and Netan Sansara (Paeek FC – Cyprus).

The Asian Football Awards are to be held at Wembley Stadium on January 24 and FA Chairman David Bernstein said it highlighted their commitment to diversity within football.

Bernstein said: “The FA is committed to diversity and inclusion across all areas of the game and I’m delighted that the Asian football community are celebrating their achievements at Wembley Stadium.”

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Meanwhile, Ipswich have this morning rubbished internet speculation that Chopra is to have his contract terminated by the club.

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