CLUB Champions Western United has apologized to Solomon Warriors management about an Island Sun article which stated that United has an offer for Warriors striker Dennis Ifunaoa to lure him to the club.
Ifunaoa who plays for Hekari in last season’s OFC Champions League is the centre of a complication between the two TSL powerhouse managements.
Earlier this month Island Sun sports reported in an article title “Splash the cash” that Western United offered $70000 for Ifunaoa in an attempt to join united in TSL upcoming season.
However United’s management condemned the report as false and inaccurate.
According to statements from United board of management.
“Western United management wants to apologize to Solomon Warriors and Hon. Bodo Detke that we did not offer the money as reported in the media.”
Club manager Danny Fa’alimae said, they never officially offered such sum of money to Ifunaoa.
“Ifunaoa is a quality player any club could want to amongst their ranks.
“We cannot deny the fact that he is a top player. But he is a Solomon Warriors player and an important member of their campaign last season”. He said.
Solomon Islands international, Ifunaoa was released by PNG club champion Hekari United after the 2015 Fiji Airways OFC Champions League and return to his home base club Warriors few months ago.
He attracted both regional and national clubs after his impressive outings at the Oceania championship where he scored twice in the group phases in Suva.
When contacted earlier this week, Ifunaoa said, he never received any formal offer from Western United neither any other regional club and will remain with Solomon Warriors.