It was a curtailed week 8 of the Dialog Champions League 2016, in terms of matches where only four matches were played. has chosen the XI who was worthy enough to be named in the ‘Team of the Week’ which comes in a 4-4-2 formation.

Nilanka Kumara

Position : Goalkeeper

Name: Nilanka Kumara

Club: Army SC

Nilanka was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the high profile clash between Solid SC and Army SC. He had to make a few saves and deal with the gusting wind that was evident throughout the match to keep a clean sheet.

Position: Left-back

Name: Vibhushana Nawarathne

Club: Up Country Lions SC


Nawarathne was a constant threat on the left wing against Blue Star, in a match where they had to win to keep hopes alive for the Super 8’s.

Nasiru Opayemi

Position: Centre-back

Name: Nasiru Opayemi

Club: Blue Star SC

Opayemi had a brilliant game in defense and attack, and even though his side conceded two goals he prevented much more while also scoring the equalizer with minutes left in the game.

Position: Centre-back

Name: Amith Kumara

Club: Solid SC


Amith Kumara once again had an exceptional game in defense, where the 2014 captain kept out the potent Army attack at bay to come away with a clean sheet.


Position: Right-back

Name: Teo Daniel

Club: Super Sun SC

Once again Daniel makes an appearance in the Team of the Week; he stabilized the Super Sun defense midway through the season and in this match kept a clean sheet as well made a few attacking runs from deep in his own half.

Position: Left-midfield

Name: Madushan De Silva

Club: Army SC


Though Army did not score Madushan kept his good form going creating a few chances which unfortunately the returning Mohamed Issadeen couldn’t poke home.

Priyankara Silva

Position: Central-midfield

Name: Priyankara Silva

Club: Negombo Youth SC

Priyankara has been at the heart of the Negombo Youth revival from mid-season and with another goal and a Man of the Match performance, he definitely deserves his place.


Position: Central-midfield

Name: Edison Figurado

Club: Solid SC

Edison Figurado

Figurado has been immense this season for the 2014 champions and against Army he bossed the midfield while starting the attacking moves.


Position: Right-midfield

Name: Farood Faiz

Club: Super Sun SC

Farood got his opportunity after a string of injuries for Super Sun at the beginning of the season and he has never looked back. Starting from defense now he controls the midfield and got his first Champions League goal against Thihariya Youth.

Position: Forward

Name: Abdul Mumuni

Club: Negombo Youth SC

Abdul Mumuni

A goal and another solid performance by Mumuni for Negombo Youth in a close match against Matara City, to get the three points.

Duodu Joseph

Position: Forward

Name: Duodu Joseph

Club: Super Sun SC

A hard working performance from Joseph against a stubborn Thihariya Youth side while scoring the first goal.