BY ROMULUS HUTA
DURING last year’s Our Telekom Solomon Cup they have finished pool play at the bottom spot but won hearts of many.
Going into this year’s Youth Solomon Cup, Rennell and Bellona Chiefs head Coach Greezer Pongi said they promised to go out and give a good competition to their opponents and take aim at finishing well on the ladder when they kick start their campaign in the youth soccer tournament this afternoon.
Rennell and Bellona or Renbel for short, will participate in both the under-19 and the under-16 categories of the Youth Solomon Cup that will get underway in Honiara this afternoon.
Their first match in the under-19 is against Honiara in the final schedule of the day at 4pm and Pongi said they are really looking forward to it.
“Our under-16 and under-19 teams were selected from the league competitions we held back home and comprised all home-based players.
“No Honiara-based player is included in our team this time. We have selected all players from our league back home,” Pongi, an experienced former goalkeeper for Renbel in the 90s said.
“We understand the competition will be very tough and we are taking on each game as they come.
“Our preparation started late but we hope to impress other teams in the competition,” he said