BY ROMULUS HUTA
THE problem-plagued Honiara Football Association (HFA) league is highly likely to kick off next month, according to President Baddley Alaha.
According to a post by president Alaha via the Honiara Football Association (HFA) facebook page yesterday, an advice has been given out calling on clubs to begin their preparation for the 2018 season.
While the actual date of the league’s resumption was not stated, Alaha stressed that: “My advice for all clubs is to start their training now because every year our HFA league starts in April.”
Alaha added that they will soon announce the resumption date of the league and so as the date for the presentation for last season.
“The presentation and awards for the 2017 HFA League and the start of 2018 HFA League proper will soon be announced.
“Please just be patient with us as we are trying to address issues one at a time.”
Alaha said the HFA league will soon adopt a new structure.
The new structure will see only two divisions being played out by participating clubs.
“For your information, I’m working with the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Technical Director on how to administer the HFA new league structure.
“Under this new structure, we will have two divisions only. The Premier Division will have 18 teams and Division 1 also 18 teams.
“The detail of the new format will be announced next week,” Alaha explained.
On similar note, the HFA President invites all HFA coaches who attended the last year’s ‘SIFF Grassroots Certificate’ to attend the ‘SIFF Youth and Senior Coaching Certificate’ Course which will begin on March 19.
The ‘SIFF Youth and Senior Coaching Certificate’ is a level up from the ‘SIFF Grassroots Certificate’.
Scheduled to run from March 19 to 22 at the SIFF Academy, Alaha urges all HFA coaches to contact the SIFF Technical Officer for registration.
“Please call in to see the SIFF Technical Director at the SIFF Office for your registration. The registration closes on Friday 16th of March at 4:30pm,” the HFA president said.