The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) has picked a 32-player pool for the upcoming AFC U19 Championship 2018 Qualifiers.
FFSL conducted initial trials on the 13th and 20th of June at the City Football Complex. Trials for Northern, Eastern, Central and North Central Provinces were done on the 13th while Southern and Western Province trials were held on the 20th. The best players from the two trials were called for a final trial which was held on 29th June.
Sri Lanka was drawn in group B of the AFC U19 Championship 2018..
The pool comprises of 8 defenders, 7 midfielders, 11 forwards and 6 goalkeepers.
There are 4 players from the north and east regions – Chandrasekaran Sajenthan from Central College, Jaffna, Thangarasa Ajith from St.Henry’s College, Jaffna, Sasikumar Kanujan from Mahajana College, Jaffna and Mohamed Ashras from Kinniya Central College, Trincomalee.
Aman Faizer, Mohamed Aakib, Asela Madushan and Mohamed Sajid who had a brilliant Kotmale U19 Schools’ Football Championship 2016 and 2016 U19 Division I Championship have all been included.
The squad includes three players from St.Peter’s College, Colombo and two each from Hameed Al Husseinie College, Zahira College, Maradana and St.Joseph’s College, Maradana.
Squad (32 players)
|No.||NAME||NAME OF SCHOOL/CLUB||POSITION|
|1.||Chandrasekaran Sajenthan||Central College, Jaffna||DF|
|2.||Thangarasa Ajith||St.Henry’s College, Jaffna||DF|
|3.||Sasikumar Kanujan||Mahajana College, Jaffna||FW|
|4.||Mohamed Ashras||Kinniya Central College, Trincomalee||GK|
|5.||Mohamed Riflan||Uva College, Badulla||GK|
|6.||Nethma Malshan||St.Joseph’s College, Anuradhapura||FW|
|7.||Pathum Vimukthi||Kingswood College, Kandy||FW|
|8.||Salman Ahamed||Nooraniya MMV, Mawanella||FW|
|9.||Ishara Sandaruwan||St.Joseph Vaz College, Wennapuwa||MF|
|10.||Jaufer Huseir||Zahira College, Puttalam||GK|
|11.||Aman Faizer||Hameed Al Husseinie College, College||MF|
|12.||Hanifa Safeek Safrin||Hameed Al Husseinie College, College||GK|
|13.||Mohamed Nasik||Zahira College, Maradana||DF|
|14.||Mohamed Aakib||Zahira College, Maradana||MF|
|15.||Shehan Yasmila||St.Peter’s College, Colombo||MF|
|16.||Mohamed Shabeer||St.Peter’s College, Colombo||FW|
|17.||Shehan Thivanka||St.Peter’s College, Colombo||FW|
|18.||Chamath Rashmith||St.Joseph’s College, Maradana||MF|
|19.||Asela Madushan||St.Joseph’s College, Maradana||FW|
|20.||Nuwan Gimhana||Nalanda College, Maradana||GK|
|21.||Pasindu Kavinda||Wesley College, Colombo||FW|
|22.||I.Mithurshan||Viwekananda College, Colombo||GK|
|23.||Mohamed Moulana||Lumbini MV, Colombo||DF|
|24.||Sasanga Dihara Jayasekara||St. Lucia’s College, Colombo||FW|
|25.||Christy Anthony Dulshan||Karunaratne Buddhist College, Welisara||DF|
|26.||Mohamed Sajid||Maris Stella College, Negombo||MF|
|27.||Mohamed Mushni||Western SC||DF|
|28.||Mohamed Murshith||Jeelani Muslim College, Panadura||FW|
|29.||Mohamed Najman||Muslim College, Kaluthara||MF|
|30.||Suresh Pushpakumara||Sugatha Vidyalaya, Kaluthara||FW|
|31.||Vikum Avishka Kavindu||All Saints College, Galle||DF|
|32.||Lahiru Widuranga||Vidyaloka MV, Galle||DF|