Dear Editor – A home speaks of protection, rest, identity, and future.
Every time the Kururkuru secure a victory the whole nation went bananas.
The die-hard fans would frequent the video outlet shops to hopefully get a glimpse of the excitement. In 2008 I was privileged to cook for them the whole tournament in Suva, Fiji, because they could not handle the Fijian hot curry meals, the boys were complaining about tummy ache.
I went to their hotel on the first day of the tournament to find out that they were without team scrolls to give away to the other teams.
I quickly got my acts together, find the necessary materials and just before the first game against New Zealand I got the scrolls ready.
I did not know how well these bunch of kids will perform in the tournament because that was the first time I ever witnessed a futsal match.
To my surprise the boys skilled their way past the Futsal Whites for their first victory. Then the rest of the tournament was just history in the making.
Today their victory brings extra sentiment of joy that reminds me of the bunch of kids I admired now grown into adulthood and are undeniably hard to beat.
They would stand in foreign countries with their right hands over their chests while the Solomon Islands National anthem echoed.
It brings innocent tears of joy in their eyes as they prepare to face the world.
They have the magic to make anybody fall in love with futsal by the way they play it.
They can make you scream and have sleepless nights if you fall in love with them.
Recently I glanced through my facebook page and came across Captain Elliot Ragomo’s comment on how much he anticipated a futsal stadium.
I was present at all of their four championship receptions after they were crowned champions. During these very excited moments I heard the responsible authorities sound and resound the same sentimental song. “We will build you a Futsal Stadium”?
Am calling on the respective authorities to stop building the Futsal stadium on newspapers and radios.
It’s time we build a home for Kurukuru on the ground.
Am also calling on all fans nation-wide to stand behind our boys to see this come to pass in their lifetime because they deserve a home to house their dreams and the future generation of futsal stars in our country.
As a Solomon Islander I did my best to contribute to my nation in many ways. I may not play with them on the court.
I may not have the skills they possess. I may not feel the pain they went through. I may not even do the best they expect, but one thing I know is we share the same pride, we share the same nationality, we walk the same streets, we belong to the same nation and we believe in the same GOD!