The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) national U19 League has entered its round 16 yesterday with interesting results.
In the opening match, Real Kakamora FC narrowly edged Malaita Kingz 3-2 while KOSSA FC defeated West Honiara 2-1.
The wins gave both teams much needed points as the league heads towards its final stages.
Following their victory yesterday KOSSA’s head coach Eddie Marahare is confident that his side can be the champion of the U19 league.
“I am confident that we can win this league, despite we are one point behind the league’s leader Marist FC,’’ he said.
Marahare said they have two remaining games and if they can win both matches they should be able to snatch the top position.
“Despite Marist FC are leading us with one point, they had a pending issue which disciplinary committee is yet to meet and decide on the fate of their issue,” he said.
“With that in hand, I believe we can make it to the top,’’ Marahare said.
On the same note Marahara said his boys will not take things lightly as other teams are also vying for the top spot.
Meanwhile, the triumph in the day’s first match yesterday according to Kakamora’s head coach Barnabas Loloito was in line with their game plan as the league is heading towards the final stage.
“Actually the win today keeps us in contention as the league is about to complete,’’ he said.
He said his side could have scored seven goals, however they only manage to utilise three chances.
“I am really happy about my boys’ performance and would like to congratulate them for the victory,’’ he said.
He also stressed his side’s performance slightly dropped since round two matches kicked off, but now has regained their momentum of play.
Loloito is now looking forward for their final two remaining matches.
“We have only two remaining games before the league ends and we know the importance of winning the two matches to keep us at better position in the league,’’ he said.
He added it is crucial that his boys must win the remaining matches to determine their final standing at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Marist FC are leading the league with 35 points ahead of KOSSA FC and Real Kakamora FC who are on 34 points and 31 points respectively.
Solomon Warriors FC are on fourth spot with 25 points followed by West Honiara FC on 24 points, FC Guadalcanal 20 points, Koloale 16 points, Western United 13 points, Malaita Kingz 12 points, and Hana 11 points.
Matches will continued on Sunday at the SIFF Academy field.
By CROFTON UTUKANA