Expo Lanka going to Anfield


ExpoLanka defeated Delhi 2-0 at South Asia regional final of the Standard Chartered Trophy 2015 and booked a place to compete in the final tournament at the iconic Anfield.

Expolanka team will travel to Liverpool in May representing South Asia in the finals against nine other teams. They will also have the unique opportunity of playing at Anfield as well as training sessions with the Liverpool academy coaches. Standard Chartered’s ‘The Road to Anfield’ program, now in its fourth season, saw the participation of a total of 19 markets from across Standard Chartered’s footprint participating in the regional qualifying tournaments. The champions will receive the ‘Standard Chartered Trophy’ at Anfield.

In the league round the team met Mumbai where they drew 1-1 with Rawme Mohideen scoring the goal. Tuwan Rizni goal gave the win against Chennai while a goal by Rawme won the match against Delhi. In the final league round match goals by Rawme and Rizni gave a 2-0 win for the ExpoLanka team. In the Final they met the Delhi team again winning comfortably 2-0. Kasun Gomes and Rizni scored a goal each. Rawme Mohideen was named the Player of the Tournament with former Sri Lanka cap and current National Women’s coach Mohomed Roomy as the coach.

This is the very first time Sri Lankan football enthusiasts have been afforded the Liverpool FC experience by way of the Standard Chartered Trophy – ‘The Road to Anfield’. The experience leverages on the bank’s sponsorship of Liverpool FC to afford an indelible and memorable experience to soccer enthusiasts and clients within its global footprint. Standard Chartered Sri Lanka is elated that one of its clients, Expolanka, will take the ‘Road to Anfield’ in the debut outing of the event in this country.

Expolanka emerged victors at a Futsal tournament hosted by Standard Chartered last month which featured teams from MAS Intimates, KPMG, MAS Capital, MAS Linea Aqua, MAS Legato, Walkers Tours, WNS, Hirdramani, Hemas, SGIT, Courtaulds and Expolanka as well as teams from Standard Chartered and Go Forward.