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Kandy Municipal Council Football Champs

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When football is in a dull mood in Kandy a 9-a-side tournament at club level was played at the Municipal Play grounds at Dangolla from October 6 to 8. It was organised by the Hy-Line Sports Club Dangolla for the Chamindranee Kiriella Trophy.

As many as 23 teams contested the tournament and a big hand should go to the players of these clubs who participated like Hy-Line A and B, Kandy Lions Academy, Evergreen SC, Golden Wings SC, Kandy York SC, Sunrise F&A, Katugastota Youth SC, Hanthana United SC, Black Hills SC, Kaduganawa United SC, Havelocks SC, Kandy Premier Academy, Galhinna FC, Young Wonders Sc, Sunboys SC Municipal SC, Sisu SC, Unicorn SC, Nitawella SC, Real Madrid Academy and Augastawatha Youth SC.

It was nice to see Kandy Municipal Council team emerging as champions. They beat Kandy Premier Club in the final.

The third place in the tournament was taken by Hyline SC. All three teams were presented with trophies. The Champions received a cash award of Rs 100,000 while the Runner-up received Rs 75,000. The third place winner took away Rs. 50,000. The opening ceremony was graced by the Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Neelanga Dela Bandara, DIG Mahinda Dissanayake and Chamindranee Kiriella, Attorney at law and Barrister. And some football lovers who graced the closing ceremony were Lakshman Kiriella MP, Gayantha Karunatilaka MP, Rohana Bandara MP and President of the Kandy District Football League Mahinda Jayaratne.

In this tournament 09 players-were allowed to play. At one time Kandy’s most popular ball game was football. Simple in its principal rules and essential equipment, the sport can be played almost anywhere, on an official football playing field (pitch) inside gymnasiums, on the streets, school playgrounds, parks, or beaches.

This tournament has already done its bit to help the Kandy city to come back to the most popular sport. Now there is growing pressure in Kandy to make a change that would increase the chances for the clubs to come back to the game.

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