Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

02nd December 2018 20:16:06 Hours

Commander Graces FA Cup Soccer Finals & Meets Army Winners

The Vintage FA Cup Soccer Tournament - 2018 finals invited the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake to grace as the guest of honour at its finals and awarding ceremony at the Sugathadasa Stadium on Saturday evening (1).

This is the main soccer tournament of the island, organized by the Sri Lanka Football Federation with the sponsorship of Ebony Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, (Vantage Shirts) first time in the Sri Lanka’s Football history. The FA Cup is the long-standing and leading knockout basis tournament conducted by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL).

The finals held between Sri Lanka Army Football team and Saunders Football Club was highly competitive, finally giving victory to Army football players as Champions (Army 4 goals - Saunders 2 goals). 715 island-wide teams vied in the tournament.

Commander of the Army accompanied with government officials, Football Federation Sri Lanka (FFSL) officials, some military officers and a large crowd of football fans watched the finals and took part in the awarding ceremony.