THE Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Futsal Challenge 2018 will commence on November 5, Solomon Islands Football federation (SIFF) confirms yesterday.
The challenge is part of the SIPA-sponsored national futsal league which concluded in June and won by Marist.
Clubs entering the challenge are ones who have took part in the national league. They are Marist, Kooline, Mataks, Koloale, Vania, Solympics, Gantimak, Indo-Solo, Real kakamora and Henderson Eels.
The clubs have been drawn into two pools, A and B. Draws are based on team ranking at the completion of the league competition.
Champions Marist leads Pool A and is joined by Kooline, Mataks, Koloale, KOSSA and Vania. Pool B comprises Solympics, Guntimark, G-Camp, Indoor-Solo, Real Kakamora and Henderson Eels.
SIFF Futsal Development Officer Jerry Sam said registration will close on October 31 and forms can be collected at the SIFF Office.
Sam said teams will play according to pools. The top two teams emerging from each group will qualify into the semi-finals. Sam explained that the presentation for both the league proper and the challenge competition will be held after the SIPA Futsal Challenge.
He added that clubs need to get organized to successfully compete in the final competition for this year.
GROUP A: Marist, Kooline, Mataks, Koloale, KOSSA and Vania.
GROUP B: Solympics, Guntimark, G-Camp, Indoor- Solo, Real Kakamora and Henderson Eels