The Kurukuru’s skipper Elliot Ragomo and the golden boot winner of the recent OFC futsal championship in Fiji, George Stevenson left the country on Thursday for Australia.
Ragomo and Stevenson will spend four days in Australia and will fly to Brazil on the 5th of July to train with Minas Futsal Club.
Ragomo told Star Sports prior to their departure that he was very pleased to have the opportunity to go and train in Brazil
“Stevenson and I are fortunate to have this opportunity,’’ he said.
“In fact this is not only great opportunity for me and Stevenson, but for team Kurukuru and the country as whole,’’ he said.
Ragomo said Kurukuru’s aim is to do well in this year’s Futsal World Cup compared to their previous encounters.
“I see this opportunity as right track for me and George,’’ he said.
“We will make use of this opportunity to seize important aspects of futsal,’’ he said.
He also stressed to go and train with professional people and professional standard is a huge bonus for the country.
“The secret to success is good preparation, as such I would like to thank Juliano and Jerry Sam for giving us this opportunity to go and train with professional players under professional coaches and in standard facilities,he said.
Ragamo also calls on all Solomon Islanders to pray for team Kurukuru as they are preparing to represent the country in this year’s Futsal World Cup in Colombia.
“Your prayers and continuous support is what Kurukuru boys need at this very moment,’’ he said.
Meanwhile Kurukuru squad will be heading back to Sydney on the 5th of August to play another two friendly matches against Australia on the 9th and 13th of August.
From Australia they will be heading to Asia or Brazil, however this is yet to be confirmed.
But from either Asia or Brazil the team will travel directly to South America to the host country of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, Colombia.
Ragomo and Stevenson will join the rest of the team at Brazil when Kurukuru visited Brazil before the World Cup kick off.
By CROFTON UTUKANA