In preparation for the SAFF U20 Championship 2022, Sri Lanka U20 squad played their 2nd Practice Match against Sea Hawks FC at the Navy Grounds, Welisara.
Sri Lanka U20 squad lost 1-0 to Sea Hawks. At half time it was 0-0 and Sea Hawks took the lead near the 80-minute mark from a penalty which was scored by Mohamed Kurshid. Though Sri Lanka U20 squad lost, they showed an improved performance, compared to the previous game, against a much tougher opponent in Sea Hawks who finished 2nd in the Super League 2021.
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Speaking on the match Head Coach Rajamani Devasagayam said,
“We lost yes, but I am happy with the performance. We have improved from the game against Defenders. Sea Hawks are a tough and skillful side. We created 5-6 chances but unfortunately couldn’t score. Satisfied with the defensive performance but need to improve. Attacking too we did much better than against Defenders but need to work on our finishing.”