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Joseph Charles: ‘The Rock of Gibraltar’

7 August, 2022

During the golden era of the Old Bens HA, Joseph Charles as the left back was like the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ which paved the way for their half line to relentlessly attack.

He represented the Colombo HA at the National Championships from 1964 to 1967 and 1970; captaining in 1971. In 1967 and 1971, they were joint champions.

JOSEPH CHARLES

Position: Left back
Clubs: Old Bens SC, Colombo HA
1968 Tour of Lahore, Pakistan (pre-Olympic International Festival)

Rex Sebastian

Rex Sebastian played for Mercantile HA at the National Championships in 1963.
Position: Forward
Clubs: Old Bens SC, Colombo HA and Mercantile HA
1968 Tour of Lahore, Pakistan (pre-Olympic International Festival)

Farouk Mohothar

A crafty and speedy left inside, Farouk Mohothar was a stalwart of the Malay CC.
He represented the Colombo HA at the National Championships in 1968, 1970 and 1971, when they were joint champions.

FAROUK MOHOTHAR

(born 1946)
Clubs: Malay CC, Colombo HA and Mercantile HA
1968 vs Singapore

V Kunasingham

V Kunasingham represented the Colombo HA at the National Championships in 1966 to 1968, where Colombo were joint champions in 1966 and 1967, while captaining the team that was runners-up in 1968.

V. KUNASINGHAM

(born 1941)
Position: Goalkeeper
Clubs: Tamil Union and Colombo HA
1969 Tout of South and North India
1972 Tour of North India and vs West Germany in Delhi
1974 Tour of South and North India (captain)

AM Ansar

Though short in stature AM Ansar was a fearsome left extreme who could mesmerise the defence both with speed and deft stick work. He had the knack of slipping through the tightest of defences and score many a goal.

AM ANSAR (born 1948)

Position: Left extreme
Clubs: Old Zahirians, Matale, Havelock SC, Grasshoppers, Matale, Mercantile and Nationalised Services HA
1970 Asian Games, Bangkok
1971 Tour of South and North India and Malaysia in Delhi
1972 Tour of North India and vs West Germany in Delhi
1973 vs Mysore HA
1973 Tour of South and North India
1974 vs Malaysia
1974 vs Tamil Nadu HA
1974 Asian Games, Teheran
1974 Tour of South and North India (Vice Captain)
1975 Tour of South India (Vice Captain) (August)
1975 Tour of North India (vice captain) (December)

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