Gateway College undisputed Football Champs

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By 2018-02-13

Gateway College emerged champions in the Under-18 Inter International Schools Football tournament held at Cooray Park from 24 - 29 January.

The Gateway boys dominated throughout the tournament scoring 18 goals in five matches, whilst conceding none. Such a strong performance was down to the dominance of the Gateway midfield, consisting Captain Dwayne de Mel, Binitha Chandrasena, Malidu Gallage and Samunu Kaggodaarachchi, who showed great control and possession throughout the tournament.

They also created plenty of chances for striker Areeb Atheek, who was awarded Player of the Tournament, after scoring five goals on course to winning the championship. Goalkeeper Aaqib Imthiaz was awarded Keeper of the Tournament for maintaining a clean sheet throughout the tournament.

In Group stage, Gateway beat Alethea 2-0 and Lyceum Nugegoda 2-0. The quarter-final was one sided with Gateway getting 7 goals. At the semis, Gateway overcame Royal Institute 2-0 and in the final Gateway beat Lyceum Panadura fairly easily with a score of 5-0. Top scorers in the tournament were Areeb Atheek with 5 and Dwayne de Mel with 3 goals.

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