Information

Colombo: ‘We need to fight for the title’

Colombo has been forced to make do with a solitary home game since the end of last season after the death of its last star player.

Despite the fact the Colombo club was a major draw in the Asia Cup, and despite a strong showing in the Champions League, Colombo’s owners have now opted to keep their game at the old Superbik Stadium in a bid to remain in the top flight.

This is a major blow to a club that had a successful season under new coach Giorgio Chiellini and was promoted to the top-flight last season, with the likes of Mario Balotelli, Diego Forlan, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Silva among the team’s stars.

But while the club’s season ended in defeat to the All Whites in the first round of the Champions Cup, the fans will still have plenty of time to celebrate after being awarded a home game for the first time since 2007.

“It’s not easy to find a home, especially when the club has been here for almost 15 years,” said Colombo manager Roberto Soria.

“We’re not in the Premier League, but we’ll be there if we need to be, and we’ll have a good home-and-away game against a big team.””

The Colombo board will continue to take a wait-and”

We’re not in the Premier League, but we’ll be there if we need to be, and we’ll have a good home-and-away game against a big team.”

The Colombo board will continue to take a wait-and