The DFCC Group was recently crowned as the Mercantile Service Basketball Champions at the Mercantile Knock-out Tournament. The finals were attended by basketball fans, participating banks and staff from several mercantile organizations. The DFCC Group team members tussled their way into the final and were adjudged the champions of the tournament after a thrilling game against the Nations Trust Bank (NTB) team.
Senior members of the DFCC Group demonstrated their sporting prowess and superior skills on the court. The game concluded with the DFCC Group leading with 62 points and with NTB securing second place with a total of 52 points. The star of the match, Timothy Nilushan, DFCC Group was crowned the ‘Player of the Tournament’ and Terrence Neydorff, DFCC Group was crowned the ‘Player of the Final’.
This year, the DFCC Group made history by clinching both the League and Knock-out titles. DFCC has been a dominant force at the tournament in the recent past and has performed consistently in past seasons. Team Manager Christie Mariathasan and Coach Ajith Kuruppu, the DFCC Coaching Duo were commended for their good work. The leadership provided by the coaches inspired the DFCC Group team members and drew out their best efforts. The coaches also ensured that the team was balanced and included many young players.