The 2nd week of the Dialog Champions League 2016 ended with home teams winning six out of the 8 matches played a reverse from week 1 where the visiting team won 5.
From the 8 matches ThePapare.com has chosen the XI who was worthy enough to be named in the ‘Team of the Week.’
Luthfi had solid game, even though the two goals that went in were not his fault, making a few saves against Crystal Palace that kept the Lions in the game.
Osman did not have much to do in defense as Colombo FC romped to a 4-0 win but playing at left back was constantly going up and down in defense and attack. To top it off he had a clean sheet.
The 2013 captain of Air Force who led them to the title that year scored a goal and had a clean sheet against multiple times Premier League champions Saunders SC in tricky conditions.
A surprise 3-2 win for Police SC against hosts Java Lane during the weekend and although there weren’t standout performers from Police, Chamika Kumara caught our eye with a calm and composed game at right back.
Playing only his 2nd match in Renown colours, Afam looks to have jelled well with the team, scoring a goal and was a constant threat on the left and right wings.
Name: Anton Ranjan
Club: Solid SC
Ranjan returning this year for Solid after the 2014 championship run was a live-wire in midfield scoring a hat-trick and going box to box in the match against Civil Security Force.
The recently crowned FA Cup champions started off the 2016 DCL campaign in emphatic fashion against Blue Star where once again Sanka was at the centre pulling the strings. He capped off a fine performance with a goal in injury time.
The skipper was excellent in tricky home conditions where almost all struggled and scored a goal as well.
Naveen scored two, with the second being a stunning volley and stood out from the rest of his teammates in a rather lackluster team performance.
The sharp shooter showed no signs of slowing even after his hamstring injury and continued from where he left off in the FA Cup, where he scored twice, and added four against Blue Star.
Zarwan came alive late in the first half and had a part in all three goals in the 2nd half where Colombo FC scored thrice in 10 minutes. He was shifted in between the forwards and midfield where he thrived.