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Kurukuru Tops Again

  Solomon Islands secured their spot in the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia in September. This was after scoring a clean sweep winning all five matches in the
14 Feb 2016 11:24
Kurukuru Tops Again
sports–ofc final–reporter ana–13-02-16 Oceania Futsal Champion the Solomon Island team after beating Fiji 5-0 to clinch a spot for the Futsal World Cup in Columbia last night at Vodafone Arena. pic….RAMA

 

Solomon Islands secured their spot in the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia in September.

This was after scoring a clean sweep winning all five matches in the OFC Futsal Championship.

Kurukuru capped off their domination in style defeating Vodafone Fijians Futsal 5-0 at the Vodafone Arena last night.

Colombia 2016 will be the Solomons’ third successive appearance at Futsal’s grandest stage. The 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup will take place from September 10 to October 1.

Kurukuru head coach Juliano Schmeling was happy with the win.

“I feel very happy, the boys stuck to our game plan and played really well.

“Now it’s back to Honiara and for us to create a plan for Colombia for the next five months,” Schmeling said.

“We have 20 players in our squad who we will be working with leading up to the World Cup.”

Schmeling said they would also be working on development programme.

“When we go back we are also working on our development programme which would benefit our future generations,” he said.

The night belonged to Kurukuru as they dominate in attack and ruthless in defence. With their local community support the Solo’s took advantage and capitalise all the opportunities they had.

With the services of their overseas based players Jack Wetney and Micah Lea’alafa, Kurukuru kept to their game plan and led 4-0 at halftime with a goal each to Elliot Ragomo, Jack Wetney, Coleman Makau and Robert Laua.

The Fijians also played a good defensive game in the second half which allowed the Solomons to score only one goal through Laua.

Fiji head coach Intiaz Khan was impressed with his players’ performance.

“We thank all the critics, it has helped us a lot and now we will go back and plan for the next four years,” Khan said.

Edited by Osea Bola

 

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