Memons’ Futsal Tourney attracts 10 teams | Sunday Observer

Memons’ Futsal Tourney attracts 10 teams

Captains of participating ten teams with promoter Saif  Yousuf posing with Trophies (5th from left). Others from left: Jawidh Farook, Bilal Shakoor, Aadil Akram, Afthab Abu Shah, Aabid Akram, Sajjaad Sabeer, Moshin Mustaq , Abdul Gaffar Abubucker, Saqib Yunus, Sheedh Farook and Salman Afzal.
Captains of participating ten teams with promoter Saif Yousuf posing with Trophies (5th from left). Others from left: Jawidh Farook, Bilal Shakoor, Aadil Akram, Afthab Abu Shah, Aabid Akram, Sajjaad Sabeer, Moshin Mustaq , Abdul Gaffar Abubucker, Saqib Yunus, Sheedh Farook and Salman Afzal.

Ten Futsal teams comprising only members from the Memon Commnunity will vie for honors in the second consecutive tournament to be played at the Futsal World Indoor today from 8.00 a. m.

Defending champions Futsal Amigos and last year’s runner-up 8 Containers are unfortunately drawn in the same group when the open draw took place at Expo Lanka Auditorium in Orugodawatte last Tuesday.

Along with these two teams Khatra F.C., CKR F.C. and United Kickers are also in Group A.

Jolly Boys, Flamingo F.C., M Boys, Renegades and Gunners F.C. are pitted against each other in Group B. 

The tournament will be conducted on a league basis and at the end of the league stage the first two teams will play in the semi finals and the teams placed third and fourth will vie for the plate championship. The Cup champions will be awarded a Trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- while the runner-up will receive a Trophy plus Rs. 30,000.The Plate champions and the runner-up will get trophies and cash prizes of Rs. 25,000/- and 15,000/- respectively. And the best team jersey will get a prize money worth Rs. 10,000/-.

Special trophies for the Best Player and the best Goal Keeper are also on offer. There will also be a tournament for the juniors of the Memon Community where four teams will take part.

Killer Cleats, Memon Knight Riders, Seven Buddies and United 7s will play in a round robin basis and the first two teams will play in the final. Speaking at this occasion, the founder president of Colombo FC and promoter of Football in Sri Lanka Saif Yousuf thanked Shifan for taking the initiative to organize this tournament amongst the small community of Memons in Sri Lanka and making sure it does not die off.

He also stated “Our community is a small one but very much Sri Lankan first and Memons is something we identify our roots, language, our culture, history, religion and where it came from. Although we are a small community we got 10 wonderful teams to begin up to showcase itself. “Having 10 teams from the same community to play in Futsal, I am extremely proud and happy to be part of it and assure my support to support this to continue in the future as well.”

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