With a rich history on its back, Zahira College Colombo will return to top division rugby after an extended wait of 14 long years. They will play their first game against Science College Ratmalana at the Air Force Grounds. A win there will certainly help them stamp their authority among top rugby playing schools in the island.
The spirited Zahira team displayed good performances in last year’s league matches and the Sri Lanka Super Sevens, showcasing a glimpse of their gutsy capabilities. Azhar irfan will lead the team, representing his school for the fifth consecutive time this year. He will dream big with the title as his ultimate objective.
The boys in maroon and green will have the experience of Yuzraan Lantra, Hassan Razick, Tuan Shifaz and Zaid Sinhawansa to work with. Champion Coach Shamly Nawaz will stay eager to watch the boys perform after long sessions of training.
Speaking to Daily Sports, Rishad Thahir, an old Zahirian said “I have been excited for this day in my life. I strongly believe on our boys as they have done all the hard work to get to this position. So I’d like to ask the boys to continue moving forward instead of looking back.”
Fixtures for Zahira this season
Science College – 25th February at Air Force Grounds
St.Thomas College Mount Lavinia – 4th March at Zahira College Grounds
Trinity College – 13th March at Zahira College Grounds
Prince of Wales College Grounds – 18th March at Zahira College Grounds
Wesley College – 24th March at CR&FC Grounds
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