Sri Lanka Thrash Brunei In AFC Challenge Cup Qualifier

It was a day to forget for the Leopards as they sank to a humiliating defeat in Colombo...
Brunei did not have the best of starts to their campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers when they conceded a 5-1 defeat to Sri Lanka.

In the match that was played at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Sri Lanka, the hosts had striker Kasun Jayasuriya to thank for their big win as he slammed four goals in front of their screaming fans.

Kasun, who plays for Sri Lankan champions Ratnam Sports Club, scored the opener on 23 minutes before adding further goals in the 53rd, 67th and 73rd minute.

Ali Asmeer scored the other goal for Sri Lanka in the 32nd minute as Kamarul Ramlee then stole the consolation goal eight minutes before the end.

In another Group D match, Pakistan held Chinese Taipei 1-1. In the next match of the group tomorrow, hosts Sri Lanka will play Chinese Taipei while Pakistan will take on Brunei.