THE RSIPF Royals women’s football team has won the Solrais Women’s Premier League (SWPL) Championship at the DC Park on Sunday.
The final showdown was one of the most exciting and entertaining matches in the women’s top football league.
Both teams were equipped with experienced players and the match could have ended in favour of either side.
However, the RSIPF utilized their scoring chances and came out victorious with a 3-1 win.
For the third and fourth playoffs, Frigates United FC beat Naha FC 2-1 to claim third place in the Solrais women’s premier league championship.
RSIPF Royals has made history by being the first-ever team to be double winners of the first-ever Solrais Women’s Premier League 2020 and the Championship.
Meanwhile, a statement from Police Media Unit said Royals Women’s football team has followed up their undefeated league season to win the Solrais Women’s Football Championship as well.
This means the RSIPF has won a historic “double” in the inaugural women’s league, a statement said.
Goals from Laydah Samani and RSIPF Officer Francina Mautai sealed a 3-1 victory in the final match against Koloale FC in Honiara.
RSIPF Sergeant and team coach Stanley Waita commented after the game, “This was the best game that we’ve played. The team worked really hard and we’ve shown why we’re the best team in the league.”
SIPSP Advisor and assistant coach Mark Crawford also commented, “The girls have shown great team spirit throughout the season, they are a close-knit team and it shows on the field. They play for each other and everybody has contributed throughout the season.”
RSIPF Commissioner Mostyn Mangau congratulated the Royals Women’s football team for winning the championship after winning the League.
“This is great news. I am not surprised, as I know the effort and commitment that the coaching staff and the players have put into building the team culminating in the double win including the inaugural Solrais Women’s Football League and now the championship. Well done. The RSIPF salutes you for this great effort,” said Commissioner Mangau.
He thanked the Australian Federal Police through its Cyber Safety Pasifika project for sponsoring the RSIPF Royal Women’s football team.”
By CARLOS ARUAFU