Nilfer Ibrahim to coach Joes again | Daily News

Nilfer Ibrahim to coach Joes again

Former Kingswood College, Kandy SC, Navy SC and Sri Lanka player Nilfer Ibrahim has taken over as head coach of St. Joseph’s College Maradana yet again in the upcoming 2020/21 inter-School rugby season.

Nilfer who has vast experience in coaching schools, clubs and the Sri Lanka national sides, had coaching stints with Dharmaraja College Kandy, Kingswood College Kandy, Trinity College Kandy, Isipathana College Colombo where he guided them to two unbeaten League & Knock out championship in 2014 & 2016 as well as the vastly improved St.Joseph’s College Colombo, where he guided them to their first ever cup championship in 2017 winning the Inter schools

knock out championship beating his former school Isipathana in the finals.

He had previously coached club teams Hambantota Sharks, Navy Sports Club and Army Sports Club in the ‘A’ Division inter-club league rugby and knock out championships. Nilfer had the honour of coaching Sri Lanka national under 20, XV a side team as well as Sri Lanka national sevens team- in which he did a splendid job by bringing them to the top three teams in Asia where Sri Lanka ended up third.

Successful rugby coach Nilfer Ibrahim speaking exclusively to the Daily News said “First of all I want to thank St.Joseph College for appointing me as their head coach for the 2020/21 Inter-Schools rugby season. Joes has a very good young side with several talented players who played under me when i was their coach.

This makes my task much more easy as most of them know me as well as my style of play. I will surely try my level best to bring back the glory day’s to the Maradana school yet again” said Nilfer in conclusion”.