Marist take on Warriors 4pm today
BY ROMULUS HUTA
THE current leaders of the Telekom S-League (TSL) Solomon Warriors and Marist will take on each other in a much-anticipated vital clash this afternoon 4pm at Lawson Tama.
Solomon Warriors is currently leading the table with nine points from three matches so far.
Marist trails closely behind on the table with seven points with two wins and a draw from three matches as well.
The clash this afternoon will determine who will be the next leader before going into this weekend’s round of actions.
Marist is the current defending champion of the TSL and they join Warriors as one of the only two unbeaten sides since this new season started a month ago.
Both sides are expected to throw everything into this match knowing what’s at stake before them.
On Sunday, both teams registered a win each against their respective opponents and that is sure to have helped boosted the morale in both camps ahead of this big match.
Recapping last Sunday’s fixtures, Solomon Warriors cruised to a 3-0 thrashing of KOSSA while Marist got away with a narrow 2-1 win over Western United.
Warriors coach Moses Toata described the game against Marist as an important one for them.
“We have an important match on Wednesday against Marist. Right now this match is priority number one for us.
“If we work on it I believe defending can win this game for us because I have a lot of attacking players in the squad,” Toata stressed in the post-match interview after Sunday’s win over KOSSA.
For the Marist coach, Juliano Schmeling, prior to the kick off of the season, he strongly vowed maintaining a good run this season as they continue the mission to recapture the title they are defending for the second consecutive title.
“Solomon Warriors have retained most of their players from last season and they are one of the top contenders this season,” the Brazilian stated in an earlier interview with SunSPORTS.