The Solomon Islands national men’s football team has settled down well in Sydney, Australia yesterday ahead of their journey for the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup.
Teaming up with the squad was the newly signed Technical Advisor Ramon Tribulietx the head coach of Auckland City.
The national men’s team coach Moses Toata confirmed to Star Sports from Sydney in an interview on Wednesday that since the team’s arrival the boys had settled down well and had kicked off their training sessions.
“Our Technical Advisor Ramon Tribulietx the head coach of Auckland City has joined them the team here in Sydney.”
Toata added, the national side was supposed to have their first match yesterday but was cancelled due to late application.
“We were supposed to have a friendly today (Wednesday) but it was cancelled due to late application,’’ he said.
However, the head coach said they were working on their paper work to sort out a friendly match in Sydney before the team’s departure for Papua New Guinea.
The team’s aim was to win the Nations Cup title and move on to the next phase of the Oceania World Cup Qualifiers.
Toata said the competition will be tough but strongly stressed the team was prepared to compete and he was fully confident of taking out the title this time round.
Solomon Islands will play Vanuatu in their opening match.
Meanwhile Nations Cup had been set for May 28 to June 11 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
By CROFTON UTUKANA