One of the three Solomon Islands national football players who were center of the row between the Solomon Islands national coach and Vanuatu’s Amicale FC’s manager has decided to remain with the national squad for the Australian tour.
National head coach, Coach Moses Toata on Tuesday confirmed that Joses Nawo has decided to remain with the squad.
This comes after Toata announced that the trio James Naka, Freddie Kini and Nawo will not join because they are engaged for their assignment with Amicale.
The trio was to leave for Vanuatu to join Amicale FC for their pre-season following a call from the Amicale management.
Naka and Kini had already left for Vanuatu and Nawo was supposed to leave this weekend.
Toata did not give Star Sports the reason for Nawo’s decision to stay but welcomed him back in the squad’s daily trainings saying Nawo has made a good decision.
“He has decided to stay with the team for the Australian tour.
“It was a tough decision for him to make especially when there is a call for national duty and on the other end a call from a club he has a contract with,” he said.
The Solomon Islands will tour Australia where they will play three friendly matches in preparations for the Oceania Nations which also serves as the first stage of the Oceania World Cup Qualifiers.
By CARLOS ARUAFU