Bens-Zahira final should be a thriller
SOCCER: Traditional rivals in the game of football Zahira College,
Maradana and St. Benedictís College, two of the most famous schools
soccer outfits will clash in the final of the All-Island Inter-School
Invitation Football Tournament for the Reborn Challenge Trophy.today
(Sunday), at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Kick-off at 5 p.m.
The tournament is being conducted by Hameed Al Husseinia College,
Colombo who are celebrating 125 years.
The final should produce high class performance as both teams
displayed superior soccer skills in the preliminary round games. Both
teams are well balanced. Equally strong in both attack and defence.
But Zahira team strikers with better shooting ability will make every
effort to score quick goals and prevent their opponents surging ahead.
The outcome of the final could not be predicted as the team with
better methodical play should come out victorious.
The soccer crazy fans are assured of witnessing top class soccer
Trophies will be awarded for the best player, best goalkeeper,
highest goal scorer of the tournament and the most valuable player of
The champions will be presented the Reborn Challenge Trophy.
Nirmala Kotalawala. Minister for Educational will be the chief guest
and will give away the awards.
Zahira College: M. Rasheedh (Captain), M. Fazal, A.
Najeemullah, C. M. Rizny, R. R. Rizny, M. Hijaz, F. M. Fayazil, M. M.
Sameer, R. M. Safran, Abdul Khair, N.M. Naflan, S. M. Rilwan, S. Ahamed,
M. M. Arshad, M. A. Aslam, M.M. Sadam.
St. Benedictís College: Tharindu Rukmal (Captain), Nishan
Madushanka, Rumesh Shalinda, Jerom Grero, Sanjaya Gihan, M. Richard,
Pasindu Tharaka, Asela Tharanga, S. N. Madushanka, Harshana Dilshan, S.
Kamaldeen, S. Chandrasiri, S. Buddhika, Janith Piumal, Susitha
Priyankara, Lahiru Dananjaya, Bilan Victoria, Rajitha Suranga.