SOLOMON Islands will be voting in the Best FIFA Football Awards amongst 211 member associations.
Representing Solomon Islands is Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Media Officer Simon Abana who is currently in Europe with the country’s national futsal team, Kurukuru.
The best FIFA awards includes the Best FIFA Women’s Player, Best FIFA Women’s Coach, Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper, Best FIFA Men’s Player, Best FIFA Men’s Coach and the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper.
Abana told Star Sports that it is an honor to take part in the global football awards.
“Since The Best FIFA Football Awards were started in 2018, I am the lone vote for the FIFA Best awards from the Solomon Islands.
“I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote amongst other top football journalists around the world.
“It is an honor to take part in global awards for the best players in football,” he stated.
The Best rewards top performers in the world across a variety of categories, for example, the best men’s and women’s goalkeeper, men’s and women’s manager, the FIFA fair play award, and of course, the FIFA Puskás award for best goal of the year.
The two top awards are The Best FIFA women’s Player and The Best FIFA men’s player.
According to article four of The FIFA Best Awards Rules of Allocation, the winners are selected by an international jury that features current coaches and captains from each member national team and “one specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team.” Fans also vote for The Best awards.
By CARLOS ARUAFU