IT’S almost time for the kick-off of a much-anticipated Black Country five-a-side football tournament which will honour the lives of two men who died from heart attacks.

Halesowen brothers Gurcharan and Herjinder Bhujhangy are for the third time organising a footballing fun day at Goals, in Cakemore Road, Blackheath, on Saturday, June 3, to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) – following on from their £1,075 event for the charity in 2017.

But teams – with maximum of seven players – need to be quick to get their entries in to play in the competition, as the deadline closes on Monday (May 21).

The event is being held in honour of their father, Dalbir Khanpur Bhujhangy, who died at the age 59, as well as the pair’s friend Harman Dhami, who was just 37 when he passed away.

Their father was part of the legendary Bhujhangy Group, formed in Smethwick in 1967, and appeared in the Guinness World Book of Records for being pioneers of bhangra music in the UK since 1967.

Gurcharan said: “Our dear father was a great humble person and a great singer and musician.

“Harman’s will to win on the pitch was only equalled by his uncanny ability to make his brothers cry with laughter off it.

“This football tournament is a tribute to these two great men.”

Adult teams cost £70 and children teams £30, and must be submitted to Goals by calling 0121 561 3000, or Gurcharan on 07762 521584, before Monday.

Donna Stokes, BHF fundraising manager for the West Midlands and Black Country, said: “Heart disease is heartless. Too many lives are lost in the West Midlands each year, and we’re determined to do everything we can to protect more families from this devastation.

“By signing up to take part in this event you can help us fund the research that’s so desperately needed to bring us closer to beating heart disease.

“Together we can save more lives.”