Remembrance Day close to home for Malik

The journey and heroics of his great grandfather makes Remembrance Day all the more pertinent for Osama Malik.

The journey and heroics of his great grandfather makes Remembrance Day all the more pertinent for Osama Malik.

Visiting the South Australian branch of RSL headquarters on the eve of the Reds- match with the Newcastle Jets, a game that will see Adelaide United acknowledge the world day of significance, Malik recalled the life of his mother-s grandfather who fought for his country in World War 1.

A member of the South Australian 10th battalion, Malik-s great grandfather fought in France and Belgium. During this time he was wounded twice before he eventually made it back to his homeland.

“I had a great grandfather who served in the First World War so it (Remembrance Day) holds a special significance for me and I-m sure it does for other players as well,” Malik said.

Malik is all too aware of the sacrifices that were made back then to allow the freedom that people, particularly in Australia, has now and he is honoured to be able to play in a game that brings this to the fore.