CONCERNS have been raised over the inactiveness of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) governing body in not promptly finding sponsorship to help revive the women’s soccer league here in the country.
Speaking to this paper, several former national women soccer players said that they standard and level of women’s soccer in the country was slowly rising when all of a sudden SIFF declared that due to the lack of sponsorship, the women’s soccer league would not continue.
“Women’s soccer in the country has remained stagnant the past two to three years.
“And what does SIFF do? Absolutely nothing at all.
“How can we say we are a soccer mad nation when we do little or nothing at all to help improve and develop the soccer code in the country?
“Should we concentrate and focus on sending our women’s development officer abroad or rather help her find the necessary funds to develop the sporting code to young interested soccer players in the country?,” a former national women’s soccer player said.
Speaking on behalf of other soccer players who still play soccer however without any active competition, she said that SIFF should start pouring in more support toward reviving women’s soccer in the country.
“Women’s soccer still has the potential to do well in international competitions and also to grow and develop in the country.
“If we are a soccer mad nation like we claim to be then why not revive this particular soccer code so that the puzzle may be complete, with other soccer codes already active in the country,” she said.
By JEREMY INIFIRI