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Wantok Challenge to be staged here

FUTSAL fans and supporters will have another opportunity to watch spectacular futsal action featuring renowned Honiara based champion clubs, including few provincials champion clubs and a champion’s team from Vanuatu.

 The competition called Wantok Futsal Challenge 2017 tournament will be staged in Honiara next month April 8 to 15 at the Multipurpose Hall.

Tournament Manager Thomas Kalola confirmed this to Star Sports in an interview.

“This competition will feature 16 teams,’’ he said.

“Most of the teams are champions in various leagues organized in Honiara as well as in our provinces,’’ he said.

“A champion’s team from Vanuatu will also come and compete in this competition,’’ Kalola said.

He said Wantok Challenge is an annual competition which was started in 2014 in Vanuatu.

“The competition was held two times in Vanuatu and this year the competition will be staged here in Honiara,’’ Kalola said.

He said winner of this year’s challenge will qualify to compete in next year’s Wantok Challenge that will be hosted in either Vanuatu or New Caledonia.

“Our next host country is yet to be confirmed, but it’s between Vanuatu and New Caledonia,’’ he said.

He said most of the clubs that will compete in this year’s challenge are equipped with current and former Kurukuru players including upcoming Kururkuru players.

Prizes for the competition are as follows:

1st a trophy and $10,000 cash plus 15 gold medals.

2nd $7,000 cash plus 15 silver medals

3rd $5,000 cash plus 15 bronze medals 

Kalola added consolation prizes for golden boot, golden glove and fairest team will be awarded during the one-week competition.


Wantok Challenge 2017 teams

 

NO

Teams

Origin

Title

1.       

Sanctus Futsal Club

Malaita

MFA 2016 futsal league’s champions

2.       

Temotu Arrow 1

Temotu

Select team from TFA

3.      

Temotu Arrow 2

Temotu

Select team from TFA

4.      

Sokamora FC

Makira

Team representing MUFA

5.      

Folkland

Savo/ Russell

Inter Islands runner up

6.      

Breeze Land

Honiara

Wantok Qualifiers champions

7.       

ParamatyrKingz

Honiara

Wantok Qualifiers first runner up

8.      

Northern United

Honiara

Wantok Qualifiers second runner up

9.      

Saints FC

Honiara

Wantok Qualifiers’ third runner up

10.    

Marist

Honiara

HFA/NSL champions

11.     

KOSSA

Honiara

HFA/NSL runner up

12.    

Indo-Fijian

Honiara

LuaHatu Championship runner up

13.    

G-Camp FC

Honiara

HCC 2015 League’s champions

14.    

Ngu Brothers

Honiara

Invited club

15.    

Eastern T

Honiara

Invited club

16.    

SHEFA

Vanuatu

SHEFA League’s champions in Vanutua

 


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