Al Ad­han MV, Pas­sara MMV emerge cham­pi­ons

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS - BY M. SHAMIL AMIT

The dis­trict tour­na­ment of the Un­der-12

Milo Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship, con­ducted to se­lect the play­ers for the forth­com­ing and first ever Milo Cham­pi­onship Foot­ball Cup sched­uled to be held in China, saw Al Ad­han MV Badulla and Pas­sara MMV emerge cham­pi­ons in the boys and girls cat­e­gories re­spec­tively at the Uva Prov­ince Cham­pi­onship which ended re­cently.

Al Ilma MV, Gu­ru­ta­lawa along with Al Hiqma MV, Badulla, Pas­sara MMV, Dhar­madutha MV, Badulla, S. Thomas’ Col­lege, Gu­ru­ta­lawa, S. Thomas’ Col­lege, Ban­darawela and Gu­ru­ta­lawa Mus­lim MV were the other six teams to qual­ify in the boy’s cat­e­gory. In the girl’s cat­e­gory, Haliela MV, Kut­tiyagolla MV, Su­jatha BV ‘A’, Su­jatha BV ‘B’, Kendagolla MV and Ge­munu MV, Pas­sara made it to the quar­ter fi­nals.

Al Ad­han MV beat Al Ilma MV in the boys’ fi­nal while Pas­sara MMV got the bet­ter of Haliela MV in the girls’ fi­nal.

The top play­ers from all the pro­vin­cial tour­na­ments will be se­lected for the coach­ing camp which the or­ga­niz­ers have planned and will cul­mi­nate with eight tal­ented play­ers be­ing se­lected, who will get an op­por­tu­nity of a life­time to par­tic­i­pate along with play­ers from Malaysia, Philip­pines, Viet­nam, In­done­sia, Thai­land, Aus­tralia, Pak­istan, Colom­bia, Chile, Ja­maica, Trinidad and Tobago to name a few, at the Milo Cham­pi­ons Foot­ball Cup to be held in China.

Thirty one play­ers com­pris­ing of 20 boys and 11 girls were se­lected for the coach­ing camp af­ter the com­ple­tion.

Boys – M.R.M. Ri­fath, M.A. Asmi, M.N.M. Ala, J. Us­man, M. Nabeel (Al Ad­han MV), K.M. Abey­sek­era, C. Ranas­inghe, Ab­dul Ma­jith, T.D. Mul­legama, Sashen Ga­janayake, O.V. Lankesh, M.J.O. Pal­liyaguru (Dhar­madutha Col­lege Badulla), A.S.M. Sa­keeb, M.J.M. In­sath, I.M. In­sa­hath, M.F.M. Fayas (Al Hiqma MV Badulla), M.R. Rila (St Thomas Gu­ru­ta­lawa), M.A.M. Azam (Al Ilma MV Gu­ru­ta­lawa), Ka­sun Mi­hi­ranga, Y.U. Siri­war­dena (Pas­sara MMV).

Girls – H.M.M. Mayusha He­san­duni, Fathima Sul­sha (Hali Ela MMV), J.H. Kavee­sha Neth­mini (Kut­tiyagolla MMV), W.L.A. Dinilpa Omal­hara, D.M. Rashmi Bhagya, Imasha Sath­sarani, Dunee­sha Sith­lini, Imasha Kal­pani (Badulla MMV), K. Chathuni Gi­hara, K. Tharami Deshika, R.W.V. Shalindi Nim­sara (Pas­sara MMV).

The teams that will con­test for the fi­nal will be se­lected af­ter the com­ple­tion of the pro­vin­cial tour­na­ments which are in progress now. The fi­nals are sched­uled to be held on June 22 and 23 at the Nawalapi­tiya Pub­lic ground.

Al Ad­han MV, Badulla, the boys’ cham­pi­ons pos­ing for a pic­ture

Pas­sara MMV the girls’ cham­pi­ons

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