Sri Lanka football waiting to kick-start training | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka football waiting to kick-start training

24 May, 2020

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka is gearing up to commence training programs for national players by early June according to its president Anura de Silva.

He said that with the improvement of the health situation in the country the FFSL took necessary steps to set the programs but still the green light for its implementation was not received.

“All necessary details pertaining to these training programs were forwarded to the Ministry of Sports and health authorities including the Sports Medicine Unit and we are awaiting their approval and instructions.

“No sooner these approvals reach the Federation we are in a position to go ahead with training programs with the intention of keeping our national players in good physical condition,” said De Silva.

Sri Lanka were scheduled to play two 2022 World Cup Qualifying round games in March that were postponed and the FFSL is awaiting confirmation from FIFA regarding the matches.

“With these two matches in mind it has become a must for us to keep our national players in good shape. The FFSL is willing to work according to the conditions prescribed by the health authorities,” said de Silva.

Speaking on the forthcoming Annual General Meeting he said the Sports Ministry informed them that it has to be conducted before August 31

At present the FFSL is not in a position to fix a date for the AGM as its Annual Financial Report is yet to be made available by the auditors.

“No sooner the Report arrives we will meet to finalize the date for the AGM,” said De Silva.