Established in 1988, Solid SC is one of the biggest teams in the Northern Central Province of the country.

At present they are the only team based outside the Western Province to have clinched the Sri Lankan top division, following their Champions League success in 2014.

In addition to that prestigious title, they have also been crowned Anuradhapura League and Knockout champions on numerous occasions, before moving up to the top flight by winning the Division 2 title in 2011.

Quick Facts
Home GroundPrison Grounds, Anuradhapura
Club CaptainEdison Figurado
CoachMohamed Jusmin

 

2015 Campaign

After being crowned champions in 2014, Solid SC had a tough season defending their campaign and talking to coach Jusmin about it, he had this to say;

“Players missing from injury and our goalkeeper and influential defender Thilina Bandara moving to Super Sun in between seasons were some of the main reasons we had a bad season”.

They failed to qualify for the Super 8s under the pressure of going into the campaign as defending champions, ending up in 6th place of Group A with just 4 wins and 3 draws from their 10 games.

Coach Jusmin also attributes the failure to the loss of Thilina Bandara and their goalkeeper for the 2015 season.

2016 Campaign

This season Solid SC has been back to their very best with the key defence pairing of Thilina Bandara and Amith Kumara back in action for them.

They also brought in three new foreign players in James Henry, A.A. Tunde and Ismail Abumere to freshen up their squad.

Talking to Assistant Coach Upul Thushara, he had this to say on the changes this season;

“We brought in 3 new foreign players for this campaign and we are reaping the benefits of those changes this season.”

Drawn into Group A, Solid secured qualification to the Super 8s with a game to spare when they beat last year’s champions Colombo FC 4-2 at their home grounds. Despite a slight midseason slump in form where they played out 3 consecutive draws against Matara City, UpCountry Lions and Army, they still ended up group 2nd with 15 points.

Key Players

Edison Figurado – Gnanaruban Vinoth – Thilina Bandara – Ismail Abumere – A.A. Tunde

Figurado, Gnanaruban and Bandara have all represented the National Team and are key figures at the club, whilst Abumere and Tunde have been key foreign players for Solid, regularly featuring on the team sheet for them.

Several young stars to also watch out for are Thakshila Danoj and Sagayam Godwin. Danoj, a talented attacking player, has created many openings for the forwards whilst Godwin has already been a part of the National Squad and is also a key player in the Solid setup.

Super 8 expectations

Solid SC did not lose to either Colombo FC or Army SC in the group stage which will give them confidence going into the Super 8 stage.

They do have the potential to replicate their 2014 exploits but much will depend on whether they drop points against Blue Star, New Youngs, Navy and Air Force.

They are not the favourites for the title but if they hit the right gear they can be devastating as Colombo FC found out in the group stage.

Defensively, Solid SC are very strong with Ayurdeen, a very experienced campaigner, between the sticks.

In addition to this, their midfield is also packed full of talent and has been key to their success thus far.

One major disadvantage for the team from outstation will be the travel involved in getting to their games with the midweek games bound to test the fitness levels and depth of the squad. Despite this they are likely to make the top 4 at the very least.

Squad 2016/17

  • Everyone
  • Forwards
  • Defenders
  • Goalkeepers
  • Midfielders
  • Abumere Ismail
    Forward
    Abumere Ismail
    Forward

    Position: Forward

    Jersey No: 10

    D.O.B: 94/02/10

    Club: Solid SC

    School: -

  • Tharindu Liyanage
    Defender
    Tharindu Liyanage
    Defender

    Position: Defender

    Jersey No: 06

    D.O.B: 90/03/10

    Club: Solid SC

    School: Dharmaraja College

  • Amith Kumara
    Defender
    Amith Kumara
    Defender

    Position: Defender

    Jersey No: 04

    D.O.B: 90/12/16

    Club: Solid SC

    School: Walisinghe Harischandra College

  • Fazeel Ayurdeen
    Goalkeeper
    Fazeel Ayurdeen
    Goalkeeper

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Jersey No: 01

    D.O.B: 84/07/08

    Club: Solid SC

    School: St.Mary’s College, Hambanthota

  • Peshala Malik
    Forward
    Peshala Malik
    Forward

    Position: Forward

    Jersey No: 14

    D.O.B: 97/07/12

    Club: Solid SC

    School: St.Peter’s College

  • Edison Figurado
    Midfielder
    Edison Figurado
    Midfielder

    Position: Midfielder

    Jersey No: 20

    D.O.B: 90/07/25

    Club: Solid SC

    School: St.Xavier’s College, Mannar

  • Mohamed Ishan
    Goalkeeper
    Mohamed Ishan
    Goalkeeper

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Jersey No: 22

    D.O.B: 98/06/11

    Club: Solid SC

    School: Zahira College

  • Arubisan Daniel
    Defender
    Arubisan Daniel
    Defender

    Position: Defender

    Jersey No: 02

    D.O.B: 93/08/21

    Club: Solid SC

    School: -

  • Thilina Bandara
    Defender
    Thilina Bandara
    Defender

    Position: Defender

    Jersey No: 17

    D.O.B: 85/08/16

    Club: Solid SC

    School: Wickramabahu College, Gampola

  • Kalinga Chathura
    Defender
    Kalinga Chathura
    Defender

    Position: Defender

    Jersey No: 11

    D.O.B: 97/07/23

    Club: Solid SC

    School: Walisinghe Harischandra College

  • Shanaka Prabod
    Midfielder
    Shanaka Prabod
    Midfielder

    Position: Midfielder

    Jersey No: 08

    D.O.B: 89/12/16

    Club: Solid SC

    School: Niwanthaka Chethiya MV, A’pura

  • Robert Roche
    Midfielder
    Robert Roche
    Midfielder

    Position: Midfielder

    Jersey No: 13

    D.O.B: 89/11/12

    Club: Solid SC

    School: St.Aloysius’ College, Mannar

  • Deepal Kularathna
    Defender
    Deepal Kularathna
    Defender

    Position: Defender

    Jersey No: 05

    D.O.B: 89/07/25

    Club: Solid SC

    School: D.S.Senanayake College, Anuradhapura

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