The Solomon Islands national Futsal team, Kurukuru is set to depart for their Australian tour tomorrow, Thursday May 26.
This was confirmed following the green light from the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) and the recently approved funding from SIPA.
The team was scheduled to leave last week but due to the hold up on the confirmation of the SIPA funding they were unable to leave.
The $2m sponsorship deal was initially announced by the former controversial SIPA CEO Colin Yow.
However the deal was in limbo as the sponsorship deal was never approved by the SIPA Board.
This caused the delay for Kurukuru’s Australian tour.
The SIPA Board made the approval following a call for an urgent extra ordinary meeting by the interim SIPA CEO, Mike Wate.
This is good news for the team who is looking forward to have their first tour overseas since the Oceania Futsal Championship.
Kurukuru will play three friendly matches against three top futsal clubs in Australia during their tour.
They will return home and spend only a few weeks before departing for their Asian tour.
From there they will continue their journey to the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup host country, Colombia.
By CARLOS ARUAFU