UEC to conduct Futsal Fiesta
UEC International Pvt. Ltd will conduct their first Futsal Fiesta five-a-side football tournament on Saturday, February 18 at the CR and FC grounds, Longden Place, Colombo 7.
Over 20 teams drawn from the Mercantile, Banking and Finance sectors are expected to participate.
“In Sri Lanka, leading sports such as Football, Rugby and Cricket have evolved with time. However Futsal’s evolution has been much more rapid. It is fast paced, competitive in nature and more importantly, a fun sport open to all ages. We are pleased to promote this sport in Sri Lanka with the objective of promoting camaraderie among the teams, which we believe is the underlying principle of any sport.” said Mafaz Anver, Project Chairman of the event. The main tournament will operate on a league basis, followed by a knock-out format. A separate tournament will feature players who are over 35 years of age. The winners of the tournament will receive an attractive cash prize and will play for the UEC Challenge Trophy.
100PLUS, Malaysia’s top isotonic beverage, which is distributed by Zahra International in Sri Lanka, will serve as the official hydrating partner of the event.
At the time of going to press, the following teams had confirmed their participation: ADC Capital, Amana Bank, Deutsche Bank, FLMS, John Keells Hotels, Walkers Tours, LOFC, MAS Active, Prosperous Capital, People’s Insurance, Richard Pieris Finance and the The Blues. - B.M.
Mafaz Anver, Project Chairman, accepting thesponsorship from Muffadal Patel, Proprietor, Zahra International.