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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 College.

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.

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