FUTSAL sensational striker Micah Lea’alafa is tipped to ply his trade in Europe.
Reports reaching Star Sports stated that the Amicale OFC championship player will undergo trial in Italy or play for Auckland City alongside two Amicale players Fenedy Masauvakalo and Brian Kaltack.
The arrangement was being made by Amicale FC president Andrew Leong.
Lea’alafa had been dreaming of taking his football career to Europe and news of plans to send him to Italy got him by surprise.
“I was shocked and speechless upon hearing the news,” he said.
“I don’t know what to say but thank God for everything and my special thanks to Amicale FC president Andrew Leong and coach Marco Banchini, our technical director, Mr. Anthony Pisano and all the coaching staff and players,” he said.
“This is a dream come true for me if I everything goes well. “I will do my best to shine on behalf of the Solomon Islands and my club in Vanuatu.
“I think all credit goes to Andrew Leong for his hard work in trying to develop football in Vanuatu and the Oceania region,” Lea’alafa said.
Amicale FC President Andrew Leong said the confirmation of his players was welcoming news for the club.
“I knew Micah will be happy because this is one of his dreams to play overseas.
“I am so proud of my players and I just want to wish Fenedy Masauvakalo, Brian Kaltack and Micah Lea’alafa all the best in their playing career in Europe or New Zealand if all goes well.
“To all my other players, there is always room for improvement and please continue to work hard in training and play with your hearts and maybe one day who knows, one of you will be on the plane to play for other overseas clubs as well,” he said.
Solomon Warriors coach Moses Toata when asked if Warriors FC is aware of the move said they are yet to talk to Micah.
He said they will discuss it when he arrives back in the country tomorrow.
Lea’alafa was a striker for Solomon Warriors before he went to join Amicale FC for the O-League championship.
Another striker also tipped to play overseas is Dennis Ifunaoa.
He was earmarked by Hekari FC for his outstanding performance during the recent O-league in Suva, Fiji.
By CHARLES KADAMANA