The captains of the 16 schools participating in the 12th Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7s with the competition’s trophy
The Past Prefects’ Association of Zahira College, Colombo is organising the ‘Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7’s’ for the 12th consecutive year on Saturday 8 October from 8.30 a.m. at the Zahira College Grounds in Colombo.
This is an inter-school invitational seven-a-side football tournament approved by the Ministry of Education and recommended by the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association. The tournament’s advisory committee consists of officials who are experts in the local and foreign football arena. It is conducted annually from 2005 with the objective of “adding more values to youth football in Sri Lanka”.
The Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7s will be played in a league basis consisting of four groups. Based on placing in the first round, teams will be drawn into four categories in the second round, namely the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield Championship. The Cup winners will be given a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 while total cash awards worth more than Rs. 650,000 will be on offer for other participating teams. This is the only football tournament in the country which offers such cash prizes and awards at the school level. The tournament’s organisers announced that Cargills Kotmale, a brand which has shown a willingness and enthusiasm to uplift youth football in Sri Lanka, will be the main sponsor of this prestigious tournament.
All the 16 teams participating in the Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7s will be powered by 16 prominent brands in the island. The teams and their respective sponsors are listed below.
The Organising Committee invites all soccer enthusiasts to come and feel the excitement of the 12th Zahira Super 16 Soccer 7s on 8 October. More details can be obtained from the Project Chairman of the tournament Razmi Rafeek on 0777662790 and from the Past Prefects’ Association’s website www.ppazahira.com.
Buddhisha Herath, the Director Sales of Cargills Ceylon Plc, the main sponsor of the tournament, presenting the sponsorship to Zahira College Principal Trizviiy Marikkar. PPA President Farizan Marso, Project Chairman Razmi Rafeek and POG Mushin Ariff were also present
Marketing Manager of tournament gold sponsor Northshore College of Business and Technology, Irshad Razzak, presenting the sponsorship to Zahira College Principal Trizviiy Marikkar. PPA President Farizan Marso and Project Chairman Razmi Rafeek were also present
The Managing Director of tournament platinum sponsor United Trading Company, Shafraz Mansoor, presenting the sponsorship to Zahira College Principal Trizviiy Marikkar. PPA President Farizan Marso and Project Chairman Razmi Rafeek were also present