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Sri Lanka’s most prolific sponsor of sports, Dialog Axiata Plc, the driving force powering Sri Lankan football for the past 11 years, has yet again come forward as the official sponsor of the Champions League 2017, with a total of 18 teams competing for the prestigious league title at this year’s championship.
The Dialog Champions League 2017, Sri Lanka’s premier football tournament, will kick off at the Vernon Fernando Stadium, Kalutara on Saturday, 2 September at 3.30 p.m. In this year’s championship, the top 18 teams will face off during the league and the team accumulating the highest points will be crowned the 2017 champs.
The 2017 edition of the Dialog Champions League will witness 153 matches, whilst over 60 match referees and 30 match commissioners will officiate at the games. Colombo FC emerged as the winners of last year’s championship, beating Renown SC in a hard-fought final stage game for the second consecutive year.
“The longstanding partnership with Dialog Axiata Plc to sponsor Sri Lanka’s ribbon football tourney, the Dialog Champions League, for the 12th consecutive year has been the driving force behind the development of club football in Sri Lanka,” said the President of the Football Federation of Sri Lanka Anura De Silva.
“Dialog Axiata, as a prolific sponsor of Sri Lanka sports, is proud to have partnered the Football Federation of Sri Lanka to bring the world’s most popular sport to the Sri Lankan public for the 12th consecutive such occasion.
We wish all the teams and players the very best for the tournament and look forward to this year’s kick-off and yet another successful Champions League,” said Dialog Axiata Plc Group Chief Marketing Officer Amali Nanayakkara.