The quarter finals of the Cargills FoodCity FA CUP Championship 2016/17 organised by the Football Federation of Sri Lanka for the 4th consecutive year will take place at the Sugathadasa Stadium today and tomorrow (6 and 7 May). The Cargills Food City FA Cup Championship is the leading knockout basis tournament organised by FFSL. The championship offers an opportunity for football players in any part of Sri Lanka to realise their dream of being part of the Sri Lanka national team. The tournament consists of 672 teams which participated from 65 leagues with the preliminary rounds being conducted at league level (knockout basis).
Title sponsor Cargills Food City was the first to introduce the original FA Cup style trophy to the local version of this long standing tradition of football. Globally, the FA Cup is an underdog fan’s dream where the possibility of a minnow becoming a giant is real at every stage of the game.
Cargills, a company that is synonymous with youth development, has put its strength behind national sports with a particular emphasis on football due to its capacity to touch millions of lives. “We believe Sri Lanka football can be further harnessed through the Cargills Food City team, young men and women hailing from across the island - as do the players of this phenomenal game. They provide an ideal platform to ignite a renewed passion towards the game from the grassroots to the national level,” said Chief Operating Officer of Cargills Foods Company (CFC) Dhammika Guruge said.
Football enthusiasts can expect the unexpected at this year’s FA Cup quarter final with all fans looking out for an exciting finish where an underdog grabs the glamorous trophy modeled on the English FA Cup along with the handsome cash reward.