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Colombo Football Club to usher in a new era

Colombo FC players and officials are seen here at the new location
Colombo FC players and officials are seen here at the new location

Colombo Football Club (CFC), one of Sri Lanka’s Premier Football Teams in the country is in the process of moving into their new head office located at Galle Road, Dehiwala.

On the 8th of April, the club will celebrate their 13th year since it was founded by Saif Yusoof along with their initial coach Dixon Silva and team Manager Andy Sampoo conducted the first open trials for the then newly established football team way back in 8th April 2008 at Campbell Park Grounds, Borella. This celebration marks a significant stepping stone with the opening of the head office, as their humble start as a Division three Team, in a relatively short period are now regarded as one of the Premier Clubs which achieved National Champion status which is represented in the International Arena. After their inauguration, in its first six months saw the tragic demise of their coach, the administration and structure took a radical turn.

With the appointment of the new coach Hassan Roomy, infused success while maintaining discipline in the team. The appointment of the new General Secretary, Premedasaa veteran in the field of soccer saw the administration of the club was in safe hands directing it on the right path. The appointment of General Manager Aabid Akram saw the uplift of the club off the field and brought more focus to the journey of professional football while Sayed M. Iqbal is the team manager. These numerous administrative personalities are responsible for the success and all they need is a new realignment to professional football management.

The CFC’s new administrative home provides all the facilities for management, players, students and even fans to have a single location to fulfill their club needs and requirements. The office will feature an onsite futsal training court, a merchandise store, a club cafe and changing rooms for girls and boys so students feel secure. The Club’s dream and goal is to have their own football ground someday. Till then, they have found a base that will uplift the club and inspire many clubs in Sri Lanka to look at football more professionally. (AN)