19 FOR LEA’I

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By Taromane Martin

Eighteen-year-old, Raphael Lea’i will finish round one of the 2020-2021 season of the Telekom Soccer League with 19 goals, after helping Henderson Eels FC beat Real Kakamora FC yesterday.

Lea’i who was last season’s TSL golden boot winner looks set to win his second award this season as the TSL heads for a break, before round two kicks off.

Despite a goal less first half, Eels managed four second half goals to secure all three points against Real Kakamora FC at the Lawson Tama Stadium.

Lea’i was instrumental for the Eddie Marahare Eels coached side, providing three assists before adding Eels fourth goal of the day in the 74th minute, before being subbed off.

Eels team mate Joses Nawo also extended his goals tally yesterday, collecting two more goals during that4-0 win over Real Kakamora FC.

Nawo scored his first in the 46th minute before adding a second in the 55th minute thanks to spot on assists by Lea’i.

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The football prodigy was again instrumental for Eels third, teeing up second half substitute Augustine Waita in the 58th minute before wrapping up in the 74th minute with his 19th goal of the season.

Those two goals see Nawo trailing his team mate by a goal difference, as Henderson Eels FC wraps up their campaign for round one of the 2020-2021 seasons of the TSL.

Meanwhile, final round of matches for round one of the TSL will take place this weekend. Matches for Saturday will see FC Isabel United taking on Real Kakamora FC at 2pm followed by Laugu United FC taking on Malaita Kingz FC at 4pm.

Matches continue on Sunday with Central Coast FC taking on KOSSA FC at 2pm while Southerns United FC takes on Marist FC at 4pm.

Round one of the TSL concludes Wednesday next week with

Solomon Warriors FC taking on Honiara City FC following their shocking 1-0 loss to Southerns United over the weekend.

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