Women’s football tourney likely to be postponed till late October
By Mustaq Sydeen
The women’s football tourney which was originally scheduled for 3 and 4 October is likely to be postponed till late October on the request of clubs, says FFSL President Anura de Silva.
Commenting on the possibility of the postponement, FFSL President said: “We were in talks and scheduled to conduct a seven-a-side tournament for the Lankan lasses with the idea of scouting young talent for the National squad, but unfortunately the two-day tournament is likely to be postponed till late October due to the upcoming Advance Level examination and at the request of the respective clubs.”
This is the first domestic tournament for the Lankan lasses after a long lay-off that was expected to take centre stage with a seven-a-side format involving over fifteen teams islandwide.
Ceylon Today learns this tournament was to enable FFSL to scout for new players for the National squad. Anura de Silva said earlier that a ‘new look’ and much-improved Women’s team will take the field in upcoming matches. He assured that in the future the team will have their feet firmly grounded with new players and a new coach.
The Golden lasses had a dismal spell under former Head Coach Thilak Alponsu, where they failed to register a single win at the SAFF Championship in 2019, and continued their failure into the South Asian Games (SAG) concluded in December in Nepal, where both teams (Men and Women) returned empty handed.
However, there is a fresh air of excitement and expectancy surrounding the Women’s soccer team, as everybody looks forward for the resumption of women’s football in the country, with a new Head Coach and a new look team for upcoming tournaments.
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