THE new Friendship Hall Futsal Complex has been officially open for futsal tournaments following the official opening, Tuesday.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare officially opened the futsal complex court.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Sogavare announced that this is the futsal home the Kurukuru team and everyone in the country has been longing for.
“Thanks to the Pacific Games 2023 for making way for us to have this futsal complex facility.
“Thank you too to the people and government of the Republic of Indonesia for this gift.
“This is our futsal home so we must keep it and make good use of it,” he said.
One of the pioneers of futsal in Solomon Islands, Eddie Omokirio also thanked the Government of Solomon Islands, the government of the Republic of Indonesia and everyone who made it possible for this new futsal facility.
He said the cry for a futsal home has been answered.
He added the focus now should be on working hard and moving on to the next level in futsal.
Yesterday’s officially opening was marked with an exhibition match between the old Kurukuru and new Kurukuru teams.
The new Kurukuru team won the match 3-1.
Those who witnessed yesterday’s match were mesmerized by the skills and one touch game style displayed by the old Kurukuru players.
By CARLOS ARUAFU
Solomon Star, Honiara