Sri Lanka squad for AFC U16 Women’s Qualifiers announced

AFC U16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers

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Sri Lanka U15 Women's National Team - AFC U16 Women's Championship 2019 Qualifiers

The Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) announced a 23-player squad for the AFC U16 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers which will begin on 15th September.

Sri Lanka to host AFC U16 Women’s Qualifiers

Sri Lanka will host the AFC U16 Women’s Championship …

Pitted against tough teams from China, Uzbekistan, Jordan and Guam in group A the Sri Lanka U16 women’s team will play in home soil for the first time.

The team which took part in the recently concluded SAFF U15 Women’s Championship has couple of new faces. Despite a poor showing in the SAFF U15, Sri Lanka’s Head Coach Mohamed Ajwad is looking for an improved performance.

Head coach Mohamed Ajwad had this to say:

“We are expecting to perform better than we performed in the SAFF tournament. Sri Lankan team doesn’t have enough international experience and SAFF Tournament was their first international exposure.

We could identify our weaknesses in that tournament and we are hoping to rectify them in this coming event. Also, this will be a great opportunity for our Sri Lankan Team.”

The team is led by Kavindi Jayakodi of Kavisigamuwa MV- Kurunegala and assisted by Sandaruwani Bandara of Bandiwewa MV – Polannaruwa. Both of whom also lead the U15 team to the SAFF championship.

Read: Bhutan pounds Sri Lanka U15

Vinuki Shanelka of Gateway Intl Colombo and Rasuni Sanwadana of Kegalu BV Kegalle are two inclusions to the previous squad which took part in the SAFF U15.

The 23 Player Squad

Maleeka Shaahaani (Gateway Intl – Colombo), Nethmi Gunarathna (Nanapurawa MV – Bibile), Mary Konsika (Pandatharippu Girls High School – Jaffna), Baskaran Seyanthini (Pandatharippu Girls High School – Jaffna), Nimsara Kumari (Nanapurawa MV – Bibile), Kavindi Jayakodi © (Kavisigamuwa MV – Kurunegala), Jeganathan Jethunsika (Mahajana College – Jaffna), Tashani Jayakadu (Maliyadeva Balika MV – Kurunegala), Amavi Anuththara (Ranpokunugama MV – Nittambuwa), Minthara Senadheera (Maliyadeva Balika MV – Kurunegala), Madubashini Dassanayaka (Maliyadeva Balika MV – Kurunegala), Ragudas Kirushanthini (Pandatharippu Girls High School – Jaffna), Nisansala Kumarihami (St. Joseph College – Gampola), Sadaruwani Bandara (Bandiwewa MV – Polonnaruwa), S. Thavappriya (Mahajana College – Jaffna), U. Jokitha (Mahajana College – Jaffna), I. Warshadheera (Maliyadeva Balika MV – Kurunegala), Senuri Bandara (SWRD Bandaranayake MV – Kandy), Madushani Kumari (Maliyadeva Balika MV – Kurunegala), Sankalani Bandara (Maliyadeva Balika MV – Kurunegala), Dasuni Hansika (Viharamahadevi BMV – Kiribathgoda), Vinuki Shanelka (Gateway Intl – Colombo), Rasuni Sanwadana (Kegalu Balika Vidyalaya – Kegalle)

Sri Lanka Team Schedule

  • 15th Sep – Sri Lanka vs Guam – CR&FC Grounds – 3.00pm
  • 17th Sep – Sri Lanka vs Jordan – CR&FC Grounds – 3.00pm
  • 19th Sep – China vs Sri Lanka – CR&FC Grounds – 3.00pm
  • 21st Sep – Uzbekistan vs Sri Lanka – CR&FC Grounds – 3.00pm

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