Futsal is undoubtedly a sporting phenomenon which has captured the imagination of sports enthusiasts both young and old.
Catering to this growing market segment, the inaugural Futsal Fiesta, a five-a-side indoor football tournament organised by UEC International Ltd. will be held on 18 February. The event will take place at the CR & FC Futsal Court and is expected to feature over 20 teams drawn from the mercantile, banking and finance sectors.
“In Sri Lanka, leading sports such as football, rugby and cricket have evolved with time. However futsal’s evolution has been much more rapid. It is fast-paced, competitive in nature and more importantly, a fun sport open to all ages. We are pleased to promote this sport in Sri Lanka with the objective of promoting camaraderie among the teams, which we believe is the underlying principle of any sport,” said Project Chairman Mafaz Anver.
The main tournament will operate on a league basis, followed by a knock-out format. A separate tournament will feature players who are over 35 years of age. The winners of the tournament will receive an attractive cash price and will play for the UEC Challenge Trophy.
100PLUS, Malaysia’s top isotonic beverage, which is distributed by Zahra International in Sri Lanka, will serve as the official hydrating partner of the event.
Commenting on the partnership with Futsal Fiesta 2017, Zahra International Proprietor Muffadal Patel said: “We are extremely proud to step forward as the official hydrating partner of the Futsal Fiesta this year. 100PLUS is a brand that inspires a thirst for life and we are proud to support the development of Futsal, an exciting sport which is encouraging youth to embrace a fit and healthy lifestyle. 100PLUS is a thirst-quenching, ultra-hydrating and caffeine-free isotonic beverage that is ideal for sports enthusiasts, professionals and individuals who lead a fast-paced life. The beverage is specifically formulated to help restore what the body has lost during physical exertion, enabling the body to rehydrate and reach its optimal hydration balance. We look forward to supporting athletes and sports enthusiasts across Sri Lanka and hope that they will continue to stay fit and choose to stay hydrated with 100PLUS.”
Participating teams include: Adl Capital, Amana Bank, Amana Wealth, Bethesda, Deutsche Bank, FTMS, Hameedia, John Keells Hotels/Walkers Tours, LOFC, MAS Active, Originate Marine, Prosperous Capital & Assurance Limited, Peoples Insurance, Richard Pieris Finance Arij, The Blues, to name a few. –