Soccer with an.... Argentine flavour
Thanks to Rohitha Fernando big boss of New Young SC:
a great soccer promoter
Sri Lanka soccer will soon have an Argentina flavour when a top club
player Leonardo Guerrero will turn out for the high-riding New Youngs
SC, Wennappuwa in the coming soccer season.
This news was exclusively broken to the Daily News by Rohitha
Fernando boss of New Young SC during the soccer final between Ratnam SC
and Youngs SC played on Saturday at St. Benedict’s College grounds,
Guerrero is from the famous Newell’s Old Boys Club the division one
club side in Argentina. Soccer Maestro and now coach of Argentina Diego
Maradona also played a couple of seasons for this club.
Rohitha Fernando the former St. Benedict’s College famed soccerite
who captained the college in 1984 and played for Old Bens SC in the
Bristol League and Bristol FA Cup was instrumental in obtaining the
services of the Argentinian player Guerrero to play for New Youngs SC in
the Premier League and F.A. Cup championships during the 2009 season.
Rohitha, a reputed businessman who has close links with businessmen
in Europe was successful in his bid to get a top club player from
Rohitha whose first love is football is a strong and keen promoter of
soccer in the Wennappuwa area. He said that his main aim was to promote
the game of football. He is the president cum coach of the club and is
also funding the club.
Rohitha added that football is the most popular game and the world’s
favourite sport. A sport with a long and colourful history. A game so
easy to understand and easy to play. Less time consuming and less
A game played by over 250 million people in 208 countries throughout
the world. A game to play anywhere, any time. The FIFA World Cup is the
biggest sporting event on earth. The 2006 FIFA World Cup drew 3.1
million spectators to the 64 matches and a cumulative television
audience of nearly 45 billion.
Soccer crazy Rohitha’s main aim is to develop this game and take it
to the top and to make New Youngs SC a champion outfit in near future.
With the Aregntinian player joining us along with the Nigerian player
Ifani in our side already the team will be well balanced”, said Rohitha.
Rohitha said that the boys played a grand game in the final of the
old Bens SC Golden Jubilee Soccer Tournament despite failing to lift the
It was a remarkable performance by our young team to lead I-nil until
the 68th minute of the game considering that Ratnam SC team had nine
national players. So full credit to our boys and they will continue to
show better form.
The New Youngs SC team comprises: P.V.S. Priyantha Fernando, Ifani,
W.S.I. Fernando, L.A. Gihan Janaka, W.A.S. Sampath Perera, W.U.S.
Dilanka Fernando, W.M.R.P. Fernando, A. Wasu Nurudeen, P.T.I. Fernando,
E.H.D. Baylian Perera, W.S.R. Fernando, A. Asanka de Silva, W.A. Sameera
Dusmantha, M. Muzkhan, B.A. Ranjith Jayavial, W.S. Harsha Tissera,
R.A.M.A. Bandara Warakagoda, J. Savan Nimesh, W.R.S. Menuka Fernando,
W.A. Srinath Fernando, P.V. Dhanushka Madushan train at Festus Perera