Kernow Football Alliance are proud to reveal details of their first ever international fixture, with 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup hosts Barawa set to visit Cornwall over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend.

The match, worth 12 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup qualifying points, will take place at Treyew Road, home of Cornwall’s highest placed football club, Truro City FC (National League South), on Saturday, May 25, at 3pm.

This is an exciting time for the newly-formed Alliance who, following their extremely well attended opening fixture at AFC St Austell in January, are preparing for the next steps on their journey to Somaliland, who have been chosen by CONIFA’s Executive Committee as hosts of next year’s competition.

Named after a port town in Somalia and managed by Abdikarim Farah, Barawa were formed in 2015 to represent the Somali diaspora in England with their squad now including the likes of Mohamed Bettamer (Barnet), Shaquille Ismail (Boreham Wood) and Jesse Debrah (Millwall).

“They will be a good test, Barawa are absolute ballers and very experienced,” said Kernow FA chairman Jason Heaton. “They also have a great story and it will be good for Cornish players to meet people from Somalia, especially with the World Football Cup coming up next year.”

Barawa FA founder Haji Munye added: “This fixture is one that we could not turn down, even though it’s going to be played during Ramadan. We look forward to meeting the guys from Kernow FA. It will be a day to remember.”

Ticket details, as well as news on Kernow’s highly-anticipated kit launch, will be released in due course. For more information, or to make contact, search @KernowFA across social media.