Sri Lanka to face Lithuania in international return
Colombo: Sri Lanka will play Lithuania in friendly matches at the Colombo Racecourse Ground on July 8 and 11, marking their return to the international scene after almost two years.
Sri Lanka’s last international outing was their participation in the inaugural AFC Solidarity Cup held in Malaysia in November 2016.
Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) is staging the friendlies with the theme ‘International Football Is Back’, and FFSL President Anura De Silva said: “We are ready to bring the football momentum back again with our new approach.”
FFSL General Secretary Jaswa Umar has also urged fans to show their support for the home team, citing an ‘all new fan experience’ during the friendlies.
Head coach Nizam Pakirally has total confidence going into the matches, saying: “Our new national team is young, energetic and committed. All I can say is something new will happen that we can celebrate about. Come support us.”
FFSL, which has worked closely with the AFC Member Associations Development department, will be streaming the matches live on mycujoo.tv. Click on the link below to save it on your calendar!
Sri Lanka 23-man squad
Kaveesh Lakpriya Fernando, Mohamed Rasik Rishad, Udaya Keerthi Kumara, Yogendran Duckson Puslas, Asikur Rahuman, Afeel Mohamed, Sasanga Dilhara, Chameera Sajith Kumara, Mohamed Fasal, Mohamed Hasmeer, Mohamed Rifnas, Johar Mohamed Zarwan , Mohamed Shabeer, Asela Madushan, Jude Suman,Santhiya Mariyathai Nitharshan, Subash Madushan (Captain), Samitha Subashana Fernando, Charitha Bandara Ratnayake, Dhanushka Rajapakshe, Mohamed Musthaq, Chathura Lakshan Dananjaya, Chathuranga Perera, Sujan Perera
Sri Lanka v Lithuania
July 8, Colombo Racecourse Ground, 1830hrs (local time)
July 11, Colombo Racecourse Ground, 1830hrs (local time)