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Solomon Islands Ready for Fiji

Naka, Totori to test Gamel’s Bula Boys  Stylish midfielder James Naka is flying in from New Zealand to join the Solomon Islands football team in Suva. This was revealed last
24 May 2017 11:00
Solomon Islands Ready for Fiji
Solomon Islands football players at Nadi International Airport on May 23, 2017. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

Naka, Totori to test Gamel’s Bula Boys 

Stylish midfielder James Naka is flying in from New Zealand to join the Solomon Islands football team in Suva.

This was revealed last night by Solomon Islands head coach Felipe Vega- Arango Alonso as soon as they arrived at Nadi International Airport.

He confirmed that star striker Benjamin Tototri had joined them in Honiara before they flew over and is going to be their kingpin.

“I’m hoping that none of our players get injured in this friendlies against Fiji,” Alonso said.

“For us we’re hoping to find a chemistry of being together and prepare for the bigger games.”

The Spanish national indicated that their preparation has been going on well.

“We’ve been working hard but sometimes the situation is not great because some of our players are in New Zealand and we don’t have a full squad.”

He said they are looking forward to their first match against the Vodafone Fijian national side at the ANZ Stadium, Suva tomorrow night. The match kicksoff at 7pm.

Naka and Totori had played for Rewa and Nasinu for a few seasons while assistant coach Stanley Waita played for Nadi during their IDC win in 2001.

Solomon Islands: Phillip Mango, Izomo Bird, Zantas Kabini, Richard Hiromana,  Hadisi Aengari, Joachim Waroi, Robert Laua, Nelson Sale, John Aeta, Emmanuel Poila, Michael Boso, Jeffery Bule,  Thomas Amasia, Henry Fa’arodo, Micah Lea’alafa, Timothy Bakale, Tigi Molea,  Atkin Laua,  Gagame Feni,  Jerry Donga, Mathias Iani,  James Naka, Benjamin Totori.

Team Officials: Head coach- Felipe Vega-Arango Alonso, Assistant coach- Stanley Waita, Team manager- Billy Titiulu, Kit manager- Augustine Hou; Doctor- Dr Kenton Sade

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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