THE country’s national futsal team, Kurukuru has kicked off their training in preparations for the OFC Futsal Cup 2022
This is the first time the team has come together to train since the FIFA World Cup 2021 and also following the announcement of the provisional squad two weeks ago.
The team will train under the guidance of Coach Francis Lafai and trainer Nelson Kabitana.
A statement from SIFF yesterday confirmed the extended squad will train twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leading up to the tournament which is scheduled for next month in Suva, Fiji.
Seventeen players were named in the Solomon Islands Futsal national team, Kurukuru provisional squad.
Only seven players, Paul Laki, Charlie Ata, Elis Mana, Marlon Sia, Anorld Maeluma, Alvin Ray and Jeffery Bule are from the last World Cup squad while 10 new players are drafted into the provisional squad.
The players are selected from the SIFF Super Futsal League.
The training is also part of Kurukuru’s preparation Kurukuru for an international futsal friendly tournament in Umag, Croatia.
Solomon Islands is invited to take part in the tournament from October 3rd to October 12.
The invitation was sent by organizers of the Umag Futsal Nations Cup 2022, Bolabros Football following Solomon Islands’ participation in a similar international tournament last year in Porec, Croatia.
Other invited teams are Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Poland, Hungary, and Finland while USA already confirmed their participation.
By CARLOS ARUAFU