Old Bens meet Old Mazedonians in Veterans Soccer
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on October 15 2011 01:30:12
Old Bens veterans meet Old Mazedonians in their annual soccer encounter to be played in Kotahena on Sunday 16th October 2011 at 4.00 p.m. The Old Bens team will be lead by that evergreen Waldo Fernando who captained St Benedictís College team in 1978 and toured Bangladesh with the Sri Lanka Youth team.

The Old Bens team will be chosen from following members: Johnson Fernando ( Goal keeper), Tony Anandappa, Ravi Alphonso,Athula Perera, Samatha Fernnado, Jude Peiris, Sharmen Caldera ,Donald Fernando, Sisira Kumara Perera,Nevile Perera, Nishantha Perera (energetic coordinating secretary),Adrian Vindurampulle, Mohan Saverimuttu, K.Ravi, Sajith Gomez, Nishan Caldera, D.Srikanth, Wilfred Fernando (G.K), Sudhagar Nattar, Ramesh Kumar, Lakshman Caldera(payer cum coach) Vijitha Perera ,T.Valentine & Mr Anura De Silva a former Sri Lanka Captain as the Manager.

The Mazedonian team will be captained by Murphy De Sliva , with Provincial Councillor Milroy Perera as the manager and rest of the team comprises, Reginald De Franz(Coach cum vice captain),and that dynamic player of yester year Susantha Payo, G.Devaraj, Kithsiri Perera,Sunil Fernando,Srinath Gunesekera, Lakshman De Silval, Aubrey Gray, Lalantha Kumara (Goal Keeper) Upul Perera, Frank De Silva, Ajith Perera (G.K),Rohitha Costa,Jeeva Fernando,Matelo Miranda, Chandi Amerasekera,Anura De Silva and Sandagomi Karunaratne.

The Chief guest will be Mr. Thilak Peiris - Managing Director JNP Holdings Ltd. "Captain Cool" of the unbeaten 1967 team. He was presented with the star award for soccer in 1967 he toured Manila &Bangkok with the Sri Lanka Youth team for the Asian Youth Soccer tournament He is also a founder member and a past president of the Sri Lanka Soccer Masters Association of Sri Lanka. Guests of honor will be Mr. Amal Raj Miranda another past captain and star of St Benedict's College team in the late sixties and a founder member of the Old Bens over 40ís soccer group and President of the Old Bens Sports Club Mr. Tony Ganlath .The match will be followed by a social among members of both teams at the Old Bens Sports Club.

Last year the Old Bens veterans won the match at the Mazedonian den beating them by 3 goals 1.