“If I could change one thing, I’d at least have died my hair!” said Punjab United Manager Chipie Sian in his chat with Kent Sport News this week.
Other than that Chipie and the Management Team at the club were delighted with the exceptional response to the BBC Documentary aired last week.
The club were followed by the cameras towards the end of the 2018/2019 season as the team ended their first year in our Premier Division dangerously close to the relegation zone.
“The response from all over the UK has been exceptional” explains Jugjit ‘Chipie’ Sian – the founder, chairman and manager of the club, speaking to KSN in the first of a two part interview.
“I think a lot of the Asians in Gravesend did not realise how far we are playing up the pyramid and how serious our football is” he adds. “I think it has opened their eyes and this will now lead to more people coming to watch us from all over.”
“I think if it was an hour documentary the BBC would have showed a lot more” says Chipie.
The manager adds “I understand that there was only 28 minutes or so. I think the club has come across very well. For publicity for a club like Punjab United Football Club, they chose us out of thousands and thousands of teams throughout the country. We’re truly blessed.”