‘Kumala’ Mohamed, a passionate football player, coach and referee-By Hafiz Marikar

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‘Kumala’ Mohamed, a passionate football player, coach and referee-By Hafiz Marikar T. ‘Kumala’ Mohamed Source:Dailynews T. ‘Kumala’ Mohamed, a retired footballer played as an attacking midfielder and a forward is considered as one of the best headers of the ball in the game. He was also a top ball controller. A skillful dribbler, he started his football at Deyanawella Play grounds and studied at Deyanawella Vidyalaya. Later he erned a reputation as a player coach and referee. He gave his best for his school and guided the school football team to the top winning the inter school championship in Kandy. He often frustrated opponents but was always a favourite with fans. He was born in Deyanawella in Kandy, a village that has produced some top footballers like M.S Perera, Sunil Samarasinghe, S.Nelson, R.N. Nishab, M. Jamaldeen, M.R. Zarook , S.A. Weersasinghe to name a few. Kumala Mohamed was a passionate footballer and dreamt about having a football club in Deyanawella. He inaugurated Sunrise Sports Club in 1960, where late S….

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