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Steinwall appointed Sri Lanka Coach

Former Sri Lanka captain Dudley Steinwall has been appointed as the Head Coach of the Sri Lanka National football team.

Steinwall had earlier served as the assistant coach of the Sri Lanka team for the past two years and was given the job after Sampath Perera resigned earlier this month.

Sampath Perera had taken over the managerial reigns of Sri Lanka Football for almost a year following the sacking of Serbian Nikola Kavazovic who also managed the Sri Lankan team for a year until May last year.

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New coach Steinwall’s first assignment is still well over a year and a half away which gives him time for preparation ahead of the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup to be held at the end of next year.

Born in 1974, Dudley Lincoln Steinwall’s career as a player is mostly known for his time as the Sri Lanka team Captain and he also led Sri Lanka’s most succesful club Renown SC while he had playing stints in Maldivian club Football as well.

He has also coached Negombo Youth and Ratnam SC while he also coached S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Royal College, Colombo while his final stint at club coaching came at Blue Star SC, Kalutara.

He debuted for Sri Lanka as a player in 1992 and played until his retirement in 2009 with over 100 caps. Steinwall who played as a defender, skippered Sri Lanka from 2002-2007 captaining the side in 74 internationals.

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