Western United FC will soon reveal the final list of players that will represent the Solomon Islands in the Oceania Clubs’ Champions League.
This was revealed by Western United club management yesterday.
He said, the final team should be known next week.
Currently United has 30 players on training but only 23 players will make it to the final team.
Players have been putting in their best efforts in training in the past weeks and days.
Italian Riccardo De Vivo told Star Sports after their friendly match with Hekari FC on Monday that all players have to fight for a place in the team for Oceania Clubs’ Champions League in Suva, Fiji.
“Western United has 30 players and they all have to fight for their position whether they are European or Solomon Islanders,” he said.
Daniel Fa’alimae of the Western United management recently stressed that the Oceania Clubs’ Champions League is different bracket of competition from the S-League so to earn a place in the final team players must prove themselves beyond reasonable doubt to the coaching staff.
And indeed many of the players have been outstanding in their recent matches and the most recent, the Hekari friendly match.
This will certainly be a tough task to pick out the final team but it will be all up to the coaches to decide.
The final selection will be done by United’s coaching team which comprises of Commins Menapi, Riccardo De Vivo, Neil Ferry and their assistants.
The decision whether to bring in any more players from abroad or in-country will also be made by the coaches by the end of the week.
United has four players from abroad with the team at the moment.
United’s most recent imported player is John Agbo from Belgium.
His last club was Bornem KSV.
By CARLOS ARUAFU