Zahira and Mahajana Jaffna win U-15 football title
Zahira College, Colombo and Mahajana College in Jaffna won the boys
and girls under-15 inter school football championships that was
sponsored by Plenty Foods (Samaposha).
Mohamed Shaheen of Zahira College, Colombo receives the
Samposha trophy (Boys Championship) from the Chief
Guest,Vasantha Chandrapala , GM - Plenty Foods
Surendran Gouri (vice captain – U-15 Sri Lanka team) from
Mahajana College, Jaffna receives the Samposha trophy for
the Girls Championship
While Zahira won the boys title by beating Kinniya Central College
Trincomalee in the final, Mahajana won the girls trophy defeating
Kavisigamuwa Central College, Kurunegala in the final played in Colombo.
The championship was conducted by the Sri Lanka Football Federation
and the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association. As many as 410 boys
schools and 160 girls schools from all over the island contested the
tournament held at 32 locations covering all 25 districts.
Among the individual award winners were M Zakil from Zahira College
who won the award for the best goalkeeper and Heshani Jayasuriya from
Kavisigamuwa Gamini Central College, Kurunegala who picked up the prize
for the best goalkeeper in the girls segment. The most valuable male
player award was won by Sajik Naufer from Zahira College while the most
valuable female player of the tournament was K. Archika from Mahajana
Anura de Silva, president of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka
said that Samaposha as a brand has been supporting the Under 15
inter-school championship tournament for the past seven years which in
turn helped them uplift the standard of football.
Shammi Karunaratne, Director/CEO of Plenty Foods said his company was
honoured to be associated with a project that helps the country to
identify and nurture budding players.
"Samaposha remains committed to supporting young talent throughout
the country and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with
the Sri Lanka Football Federation and the Sri Lanka Schools Football
Association", said Karunaratne.