|Friday, 16 May 2003|
Chennai veterans to play two matches
by Mahinda Jinadasa and Sunil Abeywardena
The Chennai Veterans Soccer Club arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday for a two match tour on the invitation of the Colombo Veterans Soccer Association.
The visitors will take on the Super Masters team in their opening fixture on Friday at the Sugathadasa Stadium. This match will be played under the patronage of Gamini Randeniya president of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka. The Super Masters team will be captained by P. D. Sirisena and also includes four former national captains.
The tourists will then meet the Colombo Veterans Football Club on Sunday in their second game at the Sports Ministry grounds, Reid Avenue. The Colombo Veterans Football Club will be led by Oliver Fernando. This match will be played under the patronage of Chryshantha Perera Chief Executive Officer of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka.
Super Masters team: P. D. Sirisena (captain), A. Zainulabdeen, M. Amdon, Lionel Peiris, D. Chandrasiri, Rumi Pakeerali, Asoka Ravindra, M. Zaheer, A. Jabar, M. Aziz, N. Wijesekera, Sumith Walpola, Mahinda Palitha, G. Madurawela, T. F. Samath, M. Sabur Mohideen, W. Wickremasinghe, M. Ramesh, M. Ariff.
Colombo Veterans Club: Oliver Fernando (captain), M. Badurdeen, R. Puwendran, M. U. Asmi, M. Faiz, T. S. Dudhar, C. Sridharan, Shantha Kumara, M. Jayaweera, M. Farook, T. Lukman, E. B. Anthony, Naina Mohamed, M. Aziz, A. Devendran, K. Ramar, J. Premalal, L. J. Perera, M. Navrooz, B. R. A. Preena, Sampath Perera, Rohitha Udayasiri, Daya Premasiri.
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