THE much awaited semi-finals and finals for the Solomon Games 2016 Beach Soccer tourney is set to go down today, at the Waikiki beach (Mamanawata) starting at 9am and through to the afternoon.
After a weeklong of prestigious battle in a round robin format was played, the hosts and three other provincial teams will scuffle for Gold today.
Honiara, Malaita, Western, and Guadalcanal have booked their places in the semi-finals that were set to kick off this morning.
The Beach Eagles were undefeated in all five straight matches they played which made them placed at the top of the table. Western Kikios was on second place after four wins and a loss, Honiara was on the third placing after three wins and two losses, followed by the Guadalcanal Hornets as the fourth spot taker.
According to the organizers, the first semi-final will see the undefeated Beach Eagles taking on the hosts Honiara, while the Western Kikios will meet the Guadalcanal Hornets again at 10am.
The first semi-final will be a game to watch, as both teams will be looking forward to be announced the first grand finalist of the competition.
Both teams have met already in the competition, where the Beach Eagles won the match by a close goal margin of 5 goals to 4.
Honiara as host is no doubt will be up for a great challenge as they will be hoping for revenge over the raw talented boys from Malaita.
Still fresh and ready for the first semi-final today, the Beach Eagles are aiming to remain undefeated as they are the crowds favourite.
The Western Kikios will also be looking to pick up the finalists post when they meet the Guadalcanal Hornets this morning.
Western defeated Guadalcanal 6-3 on Saturday in an equally fought battle during the round robin format of the game. However, the Guadalcanal team led by former Beach Soccer star Franco Ne’e will also be definitely looking for revenge when both teams meet this morning, at 10am.
After both semi-finals were played, the losers-final and grand final will also be scheduled to take place in the afternoon.
The venue is expected to be flooded with fans and supporters of the four semi-finalists as all four teams are aiming for a Gold medal to add on to their provinces medal tally.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA