The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) has picked a 30 player pool for the upcoming AFC U16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers.
FFSL conducted initial trials on the 17th and 18th of June at the City Football Complex. Trials for Northern, Eastern, Central and North Central Provinces were done on the 17th while Southern and Western Province trials were held on the 18th. The best players from the two trials were called for a final trial which was held on 24th June.
The official draw for the AFC U16 Championship 2018 qualifiers took place at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Some 45 Member Associations from across Asia…
Of the 30 players selected around 10 players were in the squad for South Asia – Japan Four Nations tournament which was held in March 2017. The ten players include Ravikumar Thanujan, H.M.J.Chamod, Mohamed Rikas, Mohamed Rushkhan, Mohamed Umar, Mohamed Aashiq, Nabeel Nizam, Chamath Kodithuwakku, Sandeepa Vass and Vishalka Sulakshana.
There are 4 players from the north and east regions – Ravikumar Thanujan, K.Sudarshan, E.Diniayas and J.M.Rihan. From the Southern Province there is Shehan Brayan Weerappuli, Rumesh Mendis, Lakshan Dhananjaya and Navoth Vihanga.
There are three players from St.Joseph’s College, Anuradhapura – Akshath Mihiru Wijesooriya, Dhananjaya De Silva and Rasindu Rashmika Ranasinghe. Hameed Al Husseinie College and Maris Stella College is represented by two players each.
Squad (30 Players)
|No.||NAME||NAME OF SCHOOL||POSITION|
|1.||R.Thanujan||Mahajana College, Jaffna||FW|
|2.||K.Sudharshan||St.Henry’s College, Jaffna||DF|
|3.||E.Diniayas||St.Patrick’s College, Jaffna||FW|
|4.||J.M.Rihan||Aligar Central College, Batticaloa||MF|
|5.||H.M.J.Chamod||Maliyadeva Boys College, Kurunegala||MF|
|6.||R.M.R.D.G.Rajapaksha||Nissanka MV, Kurunegala||MF|
|7.||N.W.P.Rasanda Dilruksha||St. Sebastian College, Katuneriya||DF|
|8.||Mohamed Akram||Berrawerds College, Kandy||FW|
|9.||Mohamed Rikas||Vision International College, Kandy||FW|
|10.||M.R.M.Rushkhan||Ajmeer National School, Ukuwela||FW|
|11.||M.A.Ashaktha Mihiru Wijesooriya||St. Joseph College, Anuradhapura||GK|
|12.||H.M.A.Dhananjaya De Silva||St. Joseph College, Anuradhapura||MF|
|13.||R.A.Rasindu Rashmika Ranasinghe||St. Joseph College, Anuradhapura||MF|
|14.||Mohamed Umar||Ranpokunugama MV, Nittambuwa||MF|
|15.||M.Nushkhan||St. Micheal’s College, Colombo||GK|
|16.||Mohamed Aashiq||Hameed Al Husseinie College||FW|
|17.||P.Ajith Prasanth||Hameed Al Husseinie College||FW|
|18.||Anaaf Ameer||St. Peter’s College, Colombo||GK|
|19.||Nabeel||Zahira College, Colombo||DF|
|20.||Chamath Kodithuwakku||Nalanda College, Colombo||FW|
|21.||N.F.M.Shifan||Maris Stella College, Negombo||FW|
|22.||Sandeepa Vass||Maris Stella College, Negombo||GK|
|23.||M.I.M.Musharub||Al-Hilal Central College, Negombo||FW|
|24.||Shehan Brayan Weerappuli||Rahula College, Mathara||FW|
|25.||Kasun Dilhara||De Mazenod College, Kandana||DF|
|26.||Vishalka Sulakshana||St. Sylvester College, Kandy||FW|
|27.||Rumesh Mendis||Gintota MV, Galle||DF|
|28.||Lakshan Dhananjaya||Vidyaloka MV, Galle||MF|
|29.||M.Navoth Vihanga||Dheerananda MV, Galle||FW|
|30.||Shehan Harshana||Kothalawala MV, Rathmalana||MF|
The squad comprises of 13 forwards, 5 defenders, 8 midfielders and 4 goalkeepers.