It’s going to be a Legends match like no other as this Sunday’s highly anticipated ‘Festival of Football’ fiesta between APIA Leichhardt and Sydney Olympic at Lambert Park clicks into overdrive with both squads announced.
For the hosts, the King, ‘Mr 1974’ Rale Rasic will be coaching a pretty talented squad.
At Rasic’s disposal he will have the likes of Lawrie McKinna, Nick Rizzo, John Buonavoglia, Rod Brown, Jean Paul de Marigny, Robbie Younis, Gary Ward, Greg Woodhouse and Mark Byrnes to name a few.
While for the opponents Olympic, ‘the Kat’, Peter Katholos who did play for both teams will suit up as player coach for the Blues with the likes of Robbie Hooker, Pablo Cardozo, Norman Tome, Zlatko Nastevski, Angelo Petratos, David Barrett, Nick Plataniotis and Paul Henderson all ready for action with the match set for a 1:15pm kick-off.
It doesn’t stop there as some of the nation’s past officials will also play their roles in the running of the Legends match.
Con Diomis will run the match in the middle while he will be assisted by Sandro Perticarini and Jim Nicolaou while Emmanuel Loupis will be the 4th Official all of which were past NSL greats in the official scene.
The run down of the day will see the Legends match kick off at 1:30pm with the Women’s top tier clash between APIA and Olympic taking place at 3:30pm before the Men’s clash closing out a massive day at 5:30pm
Check out the full squad listings below.