SOLOMON ISLANDS representative to the Oceania Club Championship, Solomon Warriors FC jetted off yesterday for New Zealand for the Oceania Club Championship competition.
The team which comprises of 20 players and four team officials will arrive in Auckland, the host city for the Oceania Club Championship tomorrow and will spend the next four days training and slowly acclimatizing to the weather.
Their first game will take place on Sunday against the defending champions, Auckland City FC.
This is a very important match for Warriors and head coach, Moses Toata knows better to make a positive start especially against Auckland city to keep their hopes alive for the competition’s second round.
The only new inclusion in the team is Solomon Islands international, Henry Junior Fa’arodo.
His inclusion is a bonus to the team as they eye to move a step further in the competition better than their previous outings.
However whether he will play is yet to be confirmed by the OFC.
Toata said the matter will be discussed during a technical meeting prior to the first match.
The Warriors squad also misses a key player, Micah Lea’alafa who currently signed up with Auckland City following his stint with City in the previous FIFA World Club Championship.
But Toata has confident in his current bunch of players describing them as a new group compared to those in the past during their participation in the Oceania Club Championship.
By CARLOS ARUAFU