Hornets out to sting


GUADALCANAL Hornets youth coach says they will treat every game as final in the 2018 Youth Solomon Cup that will kick off in Honiara this afternoon.

FIFA-accredited assistant referee and school teacher, Jackson Akoeasi, who will now bear a new title as a head coach in this Youth Solomon Cup with Hornets said the competition will not be easy.

Therefore, they have to win all matches as they come if they are to finish on top of the ladder given the competition is being conducted in a round-robin format.

The Guadalcanal Hornets youth side comprised of students from schools on Guadalcanal and they are competing in both the under-16 and the under-19 categories.

The 2017 school champions Numbu, dominates majority of Hornets’ teams rosters, according to Akoeasi.

“Core of our team is from Numbu. They are the high school champions last year.

“We are humbled going into this year’s competition.

“It’s been only a week in our preparations and we’ll just have to be content with what we have we learned over the past seven days in training to try and win many matches as possible,” he said.

Guadalcanal under-19 will sit out today’s round of action on bye and their first match is scheduled for 2.30pm tomorrow against Honiara at Lawson Tama.

In the under-16 category, their match against Western Turtle is set as the opener at 12noon at SIFF Academy.

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